Radiohead to celebrate OK Computer at Glastonbury?
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 March 2017
Radiohead are reportedly planning to play songs from their critically-acclaimed third studio album 'OK Computer' at Glastonbury Festival to mark its 20th anniversary
Radiohead are reportedly set to mark the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed third studio LP 'OK Computer' at Glastonbury.
The seminal 1997 chart-topping record by the English alternative rock band laid the groundwork for the experimental sound they later followed, which spouted hits 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police' and 'Lucky' and is credited for signalling the end of the Britpop era.
The record turns two decades old a month before the group - comprised of Thom Yorke, Philip Selway, Ed O'Brien and Colin and Jonny Greenwood - will headline the iconic musical festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England in June, and they will reportedly pay homage to the album and 2007's 'In Rainbows', which turns 10 years old in October.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "There's a good chance it will be heavy on 'OK Computer'.
"They aren't nostalgic but it is also 20 years since their headline stint at Glasto in the rain."
Radiohead were the first headliners to be announced for this year's festival along with Ed Sheeran and the Foo Fighters.
And Nile Rodgers recently confirmed he is to play the festival.
The Chic frontman was asked by a fan on Twitter if he'll be performing at the iconic music event at Somerset's Worthy Farm this June, and he simply said "yes".
A fan under the user name, @MrWayneyB tweeted: "@nilerodgers Glastonbury this summer? (sic)"
And he replied: "YES!!!!! (sic)"
The 64-year-old disco legend - who has collaborated with the likes of Sister Sledge, David Bowie, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more over his career spanning five decades - has played Glastonbury twice in the last five years in both 2013 and 2014.
It's perfect timing for Chic to play Glastonbury as they are expected to release their first album in 24 years, 'It's About Time', this year.
Elsewhere, grime superstar Wiley also seemed to confirm he would be playing one of the other stages.
He previously tweeted: "Can't wait for @GlastoFest its gonna be sick. (sic)"
Later, the 'Wearing My Rolex' hitmaker - whose real name is Richard Cowie - added: "Come to @GlastoFest with me I need to show you something. (sic)"
Glastonbury takes place from June 21 and June 25.