Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury 2015

Foo Fighters have been announced as the Friday night headliners of this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Dave Grohl and co. announced the news after being named ‘Best International Band’ at the NME Awards on Wednesday via video message.

Frontman Grohl had this to say:

“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.”

You can watch the video below, as released by NME:

This is the first time Foo Fighters have played the festival since 1998.

The Foo’s are also playing a hand full of dates around the UK this summer:

Monday 25 May – Sunderland, Sunderland Stadium of Light
Wednesday 27 May – Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford
Friday 19 June – London, Wembley Stadium
Saturday 20 June – London, Wembley Stadium
Tuesday 23 June – Edinburgh, Murrayfield Stadium

Support will come from Leeds indie-rockers Kaiser Cheifs.

Glastonbury will take place between June 24th-28th. Tickets are now sold out.

A photo posted on the official Glastonbury Festival Facebook page.

A photo posted on the official Glastonbury Festival Facebook page.

About Neale McGeever

Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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