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Florence + The Machine replace Foo Fighters as Glastonbury headliners
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Florence + The Machine replace Foo Fighters as Glastonbury headliners

Florence + The Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as the final headliner of this summer's Glastonbury Festival.

The band, who released their new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (which you can preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page) earlier this month, will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on the first night of the festival (June 26th). 

Speaking about the booking, Emily Eavis said: "Once we heard the sad news that Foo Fighters had been forced to pull out, there was only one person we wanted to call and that was Florence. Every time she has played here she’s done something spectacular and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid one day. I’m delighted she’s agreed to step up to it – she’s going to smash it!”

Florence + The Machine were booked to play right before the Foo Fighters on the Pyramid stage and it is currently not known who will take their place on the bill.

They join The Who and Kanye West in headlining the festival, which also has the likes of Pharrell Williams, Paul Weller, alt-J, The Chemical Brothers, Azealia Banks, Lionel Richie, Motorhead, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, The Vaccines and Deadmau5 confirmed to play across the weekend. 

Glastonbury Festival takes place from June 24th to June 28th this summer.

Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of the festival last night (June 16th) after frontman Dave Grohl suffered a broken leg. You can read more about that here. 

 

 

 

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