Today rumours are circulating that English rock band Muse are set to headline Glastonbury in the summer of 2016. The English band last headlined in 2010 and first headlined the festival in 2004.
Tabloid newspaper The Sun have reported that:
“Muse are a Glastonbury no-brainer for a headline booking. They know what it takes to put on a huge show and there’s no bigger stage than the Pyramid. Matt and the boys have a huge back catalogue that will be brilliant for a Saturday night set.”
This is all amid heavy rumours that Adele is also set to be one of the three main headlining acts for the English festival; with Glastonbury booker Martin Elbourne having this to say on the matter:
“There’s lots of talk about Adele and it’s in there in the mix,” Elbourne told Loaded. “Adele is in a situation in her career where frankly she can do whatever the hell she likes. Hopefully it will happen and it still needs to be confirmed. She’s not into festivals but obviously, every promoter in the world wants to get her so fingers crossed, we are hoping it’s going to happen.”
Muse themselves have said in an interview with Q that they would like to headline Glastonbury, this isn’t too surprising as most musicians would probably jump at the chance to headline such a huge festival:
“I think we would play Glasto every year if we could. It’s probably the best festival in the world. We’re all hoping we get to do it on this album. It’s been a while.”
Glastonbury has long since been regarded as one of the world’s largest and greatest musical festivals; offering hundreds of musiciains the chance to perform and thousands of people the chance to experience another world for three days. Who can forget this years Glastonbury, with Kanye West controversially headlining, but actually ending up being remarkably successful and impressive: