Radiohead confirmed as Friday headliners at Glastonbury

For the first time since 2003, the band are headlining the pyramid stage

Radiohead last played Glastonbury in 2011, with one of the least secret, secret sets of all time. They’ve been rumoured to top the bill pretty much every year since they last did alongside Moby and R.E.M and it’s now been confirmed they will do for the third time, after that 2003 slot and their equally hallowed 1997 set which, despite torrential rain and copious mud, has been voted best Glastonbury set ever.

The Oxford group have long been affiliated with the festival, and Thom Yorke in particular has made no secret of his love for Worthy Farm. Anyone who’s been in recent years will know rumours of sightings and surprise sets are as part of the Glastonbury experience as naked wizards and the stench of drug poos.

Rumours were especially prevalent this year given the release of A Moon Shaped Pool in May. Today they intensified following the sighting of their famous bear symbol next to the shell of the Pyramid stage, seen on the BBC‘s live stream of the site. The festival have now confirmed it. Radiohead will headline Glastonbury in 2017.

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