Thursday 19 April 2018

Foo Fighters set to play Glastonbury 2015

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. as part of the birthday celebration for Big Tony of Trouble Funk. Grohl hosted the event, played drums with during a set with members of Scream and Bad Brains as well as performing a full set with the Foo Fighters. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. as part of the birthday celebration for Big Tony of Trouble Funk. Grohl hosted the event, played drums with during a set with members of Scream and Bad Brains as well as performing a full set with the Foo Fighters. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

David Mercer

Foo Fighters have revealed they are playing Glastonbury this year.

The US rockers announced they are to perform at the famous music festival this summer after they were named best international band at the NME Awards tonight.

In a recorded video message, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told the audience at Brixton Academy in south London they were returning to the UK to play Glastonbury - the first major act announced for this year's event.

Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, Glastonbury's website confirmed, making their first appearance at the Somerset festival since 1998.

Tickets for the event have been sold out since October, but a resale is planned in April for any cancelled and returned tickets.

Organiser Emily Eavis said: "We feel incredibly lucky to have confirmed the Foo Fighters for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year.

"Very few bands have the power to unite and energise a crowd like Foo Fighters do. We can't wait for them to rock Worthy Farm on Friday night."

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