Muse have been announced as the second headline act of Glastonbury 2016, taking to the Pyramid Stage on Friday at this year’s festival.
The announcement comes a little over a week after the first headline announcement was made, with Coldplay being announced as closing the festival on the Sunday. It also follows months of speculation and rumours implying the bookings of both bands.
The band announced their appearance at Glastonbury via twitter, tweeting “Playing a little show at home” a long with a short compilation of their Glastonbury performances: 2004, 2010 and a clip of an empty Worthy Farm for 2016.
Playing a little show at home… pic.twitter.com/owCTPGa9v1
— muse (@muse) February 26, 2016
Muse have had a good year so far, having just won a Grammy for last years Drones album. Muse have also been touring their album worldwide, in their typically spectacular fashion. The shows have so far included a revolving stage, holograms and a swarm of drone UFOs.
With two headliners now announced, speculation is ramping up as to who the final headliner will be. Two major contenders are Adele and Radiohead. Both have Glastonbury shaped holes in their schedules, with the former having seemingly conquered her fear of crowds and Radiohead having a new album set for release immenently, both are bookies favourites. Although going by Radioheads fondness for turning up to Glastonbury and playing anything but the Pyramid stage, there’s still a good chance both acts might have their spaces on the bill.
Other acts also announced for Glastonbury include ELO, who will play the Legend Slot and the 2x Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey.
Glastonbury Festival will take place from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June at Worthy Farm this year.