Yesterday, we learned that Radiohead’s bear logo had appeared in the grass at Worthy Farm, the site of the UK’s massive Glastonbury festival. This sure seemed like a sign that Radiohead would headline next year’s big show. And today, it’s confirmed. Radiohead have posted an image of that logo on Instagram, along with a caption that simply reads “Friday 23 June 2017 – Glastonbury Festival.” It’s awfully early for an announcement about one of next summer’s festivals, but then Radiohead at Glastonbury is a big fucking deal, and we might as well start getting excited now.
Radiohead have already performed at Glastonbury four times over their existence. They headlined the festival in 1997 and 2003, and they served as special surprise guests in 2011, when they made their last appearance at the festival. They also made their Glastonbury debut in 1995, playing on the NME stage on the same day as Oasis, Blur, Pulp, and Spiritualized graced the same stage. That would’ve been something to see.
UPDATE: Radiohead have also confirmed they will headline Poland’s Open’er Festival on 6/28/17. Find details below.
— Radiohead (@radiohead) October 20, 2016