The internet rumour mill has shifted into overdrive with news that Foo Fighters are likely to announce their headline slot at Glastonbury 2017 tomorrow evening (February 22) at 6pm.
NME reports that fans of the band have received an email from Dave Grohl and his merry men that includes a mock boarding pass from the fictional Obelisk Airlines, and a check-in time of 18.00 on Tuesday, February 21.
A quick look at Foo Fighters’ website reveals an airline departure board showing all their confirmed upcoming live dates with just one still unintelligible and marked as “PENDING”. Given that Glastonbury runs 21 – 25 June and there’s a gap in the band’s tour schedule on those dates, there’s every chance that the headliner could happen.
Foo Fighters were forced to cancel their previous Glastonbury headlining slot in 2015 when frontman Dave Grohl break his leg. The circumstances echo U2’s headliner cancellation in 2010 after Bono put his back out. Contrary to speculation, Bono’s injury wasn’t caused by carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
The only act to be officially confirmed for the Glastonbury festival are Radiohead though Wiley and The Avalanches have stated that they’re due to appear.
Foo Fighters have already unveiled an impressive number of major European festivals for the summer. Check here for ticket information.