The Foo Fighters will headline Glastonbury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 February 2015
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Glastonbury organisers have confirmed The Foo Fighters will headline the festival on the Friday night this year

The Foo Fighters are set to headline Glastonbury.

Festival organiser Emily Evais has confirmed the 'Everlong' rockers, who last performed at the annual event in 1998, will take to the stage on the Friday night.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: "It's amazing. It's been a long time coming they haven't been since 1998. We've got them back, we're really excited about it. They are the ultimate live band and I think they will get the whole thing moving."

Emily, who runs the event with her father Michael Eavis, also admitted they have been trying to persuade the group - led by frontman Dave Grohl - to top the bill again for several years.

She explained: "The thing has been timing. With their Wembley shows this year it means they're going to be here, and they're just really up for it. Timing wise it's perfect and we were so thrilled they said yes. They're doing the Friday night."

The group also confirmed the news in a video message to accept their award for Best International Band at the NME Awards tonight (18.02.15).

Dave said: "This is amazing, we love you very much, but we also love all of the fans for voting for our band for this award. We're very thankful and very happy - sorry we couldn't make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we're playing. It's Glastonbury! So we'll see you at Glastonbury - thanks a lot everybody!"

Meanwhile, Emily, who previously admitted she would love to sign Adele for the festival in Somerset, south west England, poured cold water on rumours the 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker will also perform this year.

She said: "That's not true. That's the only denial I will do. I would love Adele. To have Adele would be a complete dream, but she's not going to be here this year."

The 26-year-old singer previously insisted she "will not do festivals."

The event is set to take place from June 24 to 28 this year and more headliners will be announced on April 1.

Foo Fighters

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