Confirmed to headline Friday @ Glastonbury
As word quickly spread of the sad news that the Foo Fighters regrettably were forced to pull out of their headline slot at Glastonbury next weekend due to injury, Florence + the Machine are pleased to confirm that they have readily agreed to step up to the main slot when asked by Emily Eavis this morning.
Of this momentous privilege, Florence said:
I’m so sorry to hear that Dave Grohl has broken his leg. I met him when we were just starting out and he is honestly one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. Having just experienced a broken foot I know how devastating it can be to break something on stage so I am sending him all my love. Glastonbury have asked us to step in which is an incredible honour. We hope we will be able to give you just as good a Friday night as the Foos…
Love FATM. xxx
The change in the headline act was announced by Glastonbury Festival earlier today with the following statement:
We’re very pleased to announce that Florence + The Machine will play the Friday night Pyramid headline slot, which Foo Fighters were forced to withdraw from yesterday.
Says Emily Eavis: “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!”
This amazing news marks a career defining highlight for Florence + the Machine, who last performed at Glastonbury in the early evening on the Other stage in 2010. The news also rounds off an incredible fortnight in which their third album ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’ sold over 600,000 copies in it’s first week worldwide and sending it straight to #1 in both the UK and the US – their first Billboard #1 to date.
Their time is clearly now.