Florence + The Machine Replace Foo Fighters As Glastonbury Headliner

Last week, Dave Grohl took a spectacular fall while playing a Foo Fighters show in Sweden. And even though Grohl still finished the show, the Foo Fighters have had to cancel all their upcoming dates, including their headlining set at the UK’s storied Glastonbury Festival. Glastonbury has now announced the last-minute replacement: Florence + The Machine, a tried-and-tested festival act who recently ascended to headliner status around the world. Florence Welch has her own experience with breaking limbs onstage, but she’s all healed up now, at least to the point where she can take on a massive show like this one. Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis tells The Guardian that after the Foos’ cancelation, there was “only one person we wanted to call, and that was Florence… Every time [Florence Welch] has played here she has done something spectacular, and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid stage one day. I’m delighted she is going to step up to it — she’s going to smash it!” Welch is already a huge deal, but now everything is lined up for her to have a moment like the moment Pulp had in 1995, when they were last-minute Glastonbury replacements for the Stone Roses and ascended to full-on voice-of-a-generation status immediately afterward.