Radiohead Announced as First Glastonbury 2017 Headline Act

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jaswooduk from UK – Glastonbury 2011

British rock band Radiohead have been announced as the first headliner for Glastonbury Festival 2017, being scheduled to perform on Friday 23st June. Having released their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool in May, the band’s upcoming set at the festival also marks the 20th anniversary of their first time headlining at the event, following the release of their 1997 blockbuster album OK Computer.

Hints that the Oxford quintet were going to return to the prestigious music and arts festival once again was led by the group’s iconic bear head logo appearing on the grass at the festival site, next to a pyramid shaped object clearly referencing the festival’s Pyramid Stage. The 2017 slot marks the first time that the band has headlined Glastonbury since 2003, with additional non-headlining performances coming in the form of frontman Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood appearing in 2010, as well as the whole band appearing on the Park Stage the following year.

The Glastonbury appearance will be, at the time of writing, the group’s next show in the UK following a trio of performances at the Roundhouse in London in May 2016, as well as two arena gigs in Manchester scheduled for July 2017.

 

Jack Toresen

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