The BBC has confirmed that Radiohead will be the headliners of the Glastonbury Festival this year. The official confirmation came by tweet, but the proper announcement was done via a manufactured “crop circle” of sorts. The BBC’s Glastonbury webcam picked up the band’s classic ‘90s “angry bear” logo painted across the field in front of the festival’s Pyramid stage this morning, following festival fan sightings of the work in progress yesterday. It was truly an on-brand announcement for an on-brand festival gig for the ‘head.
Radiohead did a surprise performance at the festival in 2011, but this will be their first headlining spot since 2003. Guitarist Ed O’Brien had expressed interest in playing the festival in a recent BBC radio interview: “To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. I also think Glastonbury is like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals… there’s nothing like that one… it would be great to play there.”
Check out the big bear below.
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) October 20, 2016