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Foo Fighters Announce They Will Be Playing Glastonbury While Accepting NME Award

by VVN Music & Paul Cashmere, Noise11

The Foo Fighters sure turned their acceptance of Best International Band at the NME Awards into something even bigger.

While accepting the award via satellite, the band's Dave Grohl also announced that the band would be playing the Glastonbury Festival this year.

Chrissie Hynde presented the award and, on the big monitors at the venue, Grohl said "Thank you Chrissie for presenting this award to us. This is amazing, we love you very much, but we also love all of the fans for voting for our band for this award. We're very thankful and very happy.  Sorry we couldn't make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we're playing. It's Glastonbury! So we'll see you at Glastonbury - thanks a lot everybody!"

The NME Awards are being presented in London at the time of this writing. Previous winner were Charlie XCX, Jamie T and Dean Blunt.

From Noise11:

Foo Fighters have been officially announced at the Friday night headliner for Glastonbury 2015.

Foo Fighters become the second confirmed act for Glastonbury after Lionel Richie.

Glastonbury shared the announced in a tweet today. “We’re very pleased to confirm that ‪@foofighters will headline the Friday of this year’s Festival,” they posted.

The official Glastonbury announced offered more info:
We’re very pleased to confirm that Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday of this year’s Festival. This will be the US rockers’ first performance at Glastonbury since 1998.

Foo Fighters’ appearance was revealed by frontman Dave Grohl at this evening’s NME Awards, during his acceptance speech following the band’s victory in the Best International Band category.
Glastonbury was also honoured at the ceremony, picking up the Best Festival award.

Said Emily Eavis: “We feel incredibly lucky to have confirmed the foo fighters for the pyramid stage at Glastonbury this year. Very few bands have the power to unite and energise a crowd like Foo Fighters do. We can’t wait for them to rock Worthy Farm on Friday night.”

Tickets for Glastonbury 2015 sold out in October. There is likely to be a resale of any cancelled and returned tickets following April’s ticket balance payment window.
Acts rumoured to be announced soon for Glastonbury 2015 include Adele, Florence + The Machine, Coldplay and Rihanna.

The Glastonbury Festival will be held from June 24 to 28 at Glastonbury in the UK.