Festivals: Coldplay announced as first headliner for Glastonbury 2016

Coldplay announced as first headliner for Glastonbury 2016

They’re topping the bill for the fourth time, playing Sunday 26th June.

Coldplay have been announced as the first headliner for this year’s Glastonbury.

Chris Martin and co. will headline the Pyramid Stage for the fourth time in their career, topping the bill on the Sunday night (26th June).

They join Jeff Lynne’s ELO as the second band to be confirmed for this year’s festival, with the former playing the infamous Legend’s Slot at teatime on the Sunday.

Talking of the announcement, the festival said: “The band will become the first artists to headline Glastonbury on four occasions, following previous Pyramid Stage headline appearances in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Their 2011 set was later voted the Top Glastonbury Moment of the event’s long history by BBC Radio listeners.

The Glastonbury performance will be Coldplay’s only festival show of this year’s A Head Full Of Dreams Tour.”

Coldplay broke the news via a post on their Twitter account from (a pretty sunny) Worthy Farm itself. Take a look below.

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