Florence and the Machine to replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Foo Fighters pulled out of Glastonbury earlier this week after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg falling off stage in Sweden. The US rockers have also cancelled dates in London and Edinburgh following the injury.

Luckily the festival has a popular replacement lined up. Florence and the Machine were already set to play the five-day music event but festival organizer Emily Eavis has now confirmed that Florence Welch will take the Friday headline slot, alongside Kanye West on the Saturday and The Who on Sunday.


The slot will see Florence and her band play tracks from her recent US and UK number 1 album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Stage times for Friday’s Pyramid Stage will be revised so that artists can play extended sets to fill the gap left by Foo Fighters.

Glastonbury takes place on June 24-28 with other confirmed acts across the weekend including Paul Weller, The Chemical Brothers, Phrarrell Williams, James Bay, Ella Eyre and Motorhead.


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