by Tom Skinner Contributor | Photos by Press

Ed Sheeran announced as third Glastonbury headliner

He joins Radiohead and Foo Fighters at the top of the bill

 

Ed Sheeran announced as third Glastonbury headliner Photo: Press

Though it doesn't come as a massive surprise, it's now been confirmed that chart-dominating Ed Sheeran will headline Glastonbury this year. 

The 'Castle On The Hill' star will bring the festival to a close on Sunday evening, and joins previously announced headliners Radiohead and Foo Fighters. 

Taking time out of soundcheck, Sheeran posted a video to his social channels with a projection of Worthy Farm's cows on a screen behind him, before casually breaking the news to his zillions of followers. The announcement was pretty low-key compared to Radiohead and Foo Fighters' unconventional means of announcing - he's just so damn laid back, isn't he? 

 

Can't wait @glastofest x

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

Showing just how far the singer has come, Glastonbury posted a video of Sheeran making his debut appearance at Worthy Farm back in 2011, when he played the tiny Croissant Neuf tent in the Green Fields. Sheeran returned to the festival for a Pyramid Stage performance in 2014.

It's been quite the week for the hit-maker, then. His new record 'Divide' (in case you haven't heard about it yet) became the biggest-selling album of this year so far. 

So, that's the trio of big names set in stone - we can't wait to see who else will take to the farm in a few months time.

Glastonbury Festival takes place 21 - 25 June.
 


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