Radiohead Will Headline 2017's Glastonbury Festival

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Somerset, England’s Glastonbury Festival has confirmed that Radiohead will headline its event next year.

Prior to the statement, Radiohead hinted at the news with some symbolic intrigue. On their Instagram yesterday, the band posted a photo of their bear logo emblazoned on the Glastonbury grounds:

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Friday 23 June 2017 – Glastonbury Festival.

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Radiohead has headlined the festival twice before, in 1997 and 2003—next year’s performance will be the 20th anniversary of the first time.

Recently guitarist Ed O’Brien waxed enthusiastic about the prospect of performing again at the festival to BBC 6 Music:

I would love to. I go to Glastonbury every year, it’s my carnival. To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. I also think Glastonbury is like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals … there’s nothing like that one … It would be great to play there.

It’s no Glastonbury, but you’ll find Paste Cloud audio from Radiohead’s performance at Tramps in New York City circa 1995 below.

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