Radiohead are confirmed to headline Glastonbury 2017. The announcement was made today (October 20) on Glastonbury’s official Twitter, following speculation yesterday after a symbol resembling Stanley Donwood’s bear logo was spotted on the Worthy Farm site webcam near the Pyramid Stage.
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) October 20, 2016
The symbol, finally revealed in full next in today’s tweet, was first spotted yesterday on BBC’s Glastonbury webcam, sending Radiohead fans into a frenzy of speculation that this shape was the logo used in their Kid A promo campaign.
This development followed comments from guitarist Ed O’Brien, who spoke to BBC 6 Music about the possibility of a return to Pilton. “I would love to. I go to Glastonbury every year, it’s my carnival,” he said. “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.”
Now we know. The rest of the headliners are yet to be announced, with Daft Punk among the other acts rumoured for the event. In the meantime, watch Radiohead’s 2003 Glastonbury set in full below.