Ed Sheeran to Headline Glastonbury 2017

Mar 17, 2017, 01:18
Ed Sheeran to Headline Glastonbury 2017

He said in the clip: "Hello from Turin, we're here starting the tour off and I want to make an announcement, which is I'm headlining Glastonbury on the Sunday night, which is awesome".

Angry music fans have slammed the decision to announce Ed Sheeran as the final headliner at Glastonbury, adding that the music industry is "more diverse than three white male acts".

The chart-dominating pop star will close the event on Sunday, 25 June, in his only festival appearance this year.

The full festival line-up will be announced at a later date. Tickets for the festival, in Somerset, have already sold out.

The "Shape of You" singer was announced on Thursday as the closing headliner behind Radiohead, who are billed to kick off the United Kingdom festival on June 23, while the Foo Fighters will lead the second night.

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Sheeran first played Glastonbury in 2011, appearing on the BBC Introducing stage before his debut album - +, or Plus - had ever been released.

The chart-dominating singer now occupies 14 of the top 15 spots in the United Kingdom singles chart as well as the no. 1 spot on the albums chart.

Sheeran returned in 2014 with an early-evening set on the Pyramid Stage.

Foo Fighters take the Saturday night slot, making up for 2015 when they were forced to cancel.