Coldplay to Become First Band to Headline Glastonbury Four Times
Fresh off a widely panned Super Bowl 50 performance, Coldplay have announced that they’ll next head to Glastonbury Festival, where they’re set to close out the festival as Sunday night’s headliners.
The band’s upcoming set will mark the first time an act has ever headlined the show four times (they previously played in 2002, 2005 and 2011), according to a report from The Guardian.
BBC Radio listeners even voted Coldplay’s 2011 appearance at the festival their Top Glastonbury Moment of all time, according to the festival’s official site.
Coldplay’s upcoming Glastonbury appearance marks their sole festival appearance this summer. Instead, they’re set to support their latest album A Head Full of Dreams by embarking on a world tour that stretches through spring and summer 2016 — so if stadiums are your favorite type of venue and Coldplay is your favorite band, you’re in luck. The U.S. leg of their tour, however, isn’t too extensive — they’re only hitting major cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and a few others.
Glastonbury will take place between June 22 and June 26 at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England. No other headliners have been announced for Glastonbury as of yet, though both Adele and Beyonce have been rumored contenders for the highly coveted slots.
Last year’s festival featured a last-minute lineup change when Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl broke his leg during another performance, causing the band to pull out of their headlining slot. Florence and the Machine played instead, delivering a performance that brought Grohl to tears.