Coldplay will headline this year’s edition of Glastonbury. The U.K. mega-festival will be held June 22-26.
With their performance this year, Coldplay will become the first band to headline Glastonbury four times. The band previously closed out the festival’s famed Pyramid Stage in 2011, 2005, and all the way back in 2002.
“We just love that place so much,” guitarist Jonny Buckland tells NME of headlining Glastonbury. “It’s such a musical Mecca. We’ll come back until they beg us not to. The scale, the amount of different stuff happening – not just music, all the other stuff.”
Predictably, a disgruntled Glastonbury-goer has already launched an anti-Coldplay petition to bump Chris Martin and company from the lineup. The petition organizer writes, “Coldplay are an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend [Glastonbury], and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment.”
Last year, Glastonbury fans started a petition to kick rapper Kanye West off of the lineup. Not only did West perform his headlining set as scheduled, but he declared himself the “greatest living rock star on the planet,” so we’ll see how this new petition affects Coldplay, if at all.
Following their Glastonbury set, Coldplay will embark on a U.S. stadium tour, which starts in July with a two-night stand at MetLife Stadium in New York City.