Ed Sheeran will close this year’s Glastonbury Festival, headlining the final night on what will be his only festival appearance.
Last year he announced he would not be headlining Glastonbury until he had three or four albums, but Sheeran fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.
The singer whose total chart dominance has raised question over the whole system is finally topping the bill at the world’s most iconic stage.
It won’t be the first time Sheeran will perform at the Pyramid, having warmed up for the likes of The Black Keys and Kasabian in 2014, but it will be his first time as central act.
The Divide singer will split the Festival’s main slots with the likes of Radiohead and Foo Fighters this year, an experience he called awesome.
In a video posted on Thursday, the 26-year-old phenomenon told his fans: Hello from Ed Sheeran. We’re here starting the tour today and I want to make an announcement.
I will be headlining Glastonbury on Sunday night – which is awesome, he said.
Ed Sheeran is Glastonbury’s third 2017 headliner, organisers said.
He’s gone from the Croissant Neuf tent in 2011 to topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage.
News that Sheeran could headline the festival had already been leaked earlier this month, but was dismissed as fake news by the organisers.
Emily Eavis, the daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis, said: Don’t believe everything you read, our line up has not been leaked. The actual line-up will be with you soon!
Other leaked names included grime artist Stormzy, Alt-J, Elbow and Craig David.
Among the confirmed headliners is country legend Kris Kristofferson, who will play on 23 June, two days before Sheeran.
Organiser recently revealed that twice as many bands had been booked for this year’s event, with bands such as Green Day and Bon Iver rumoured.
This year’s festival, held between 21 and 25 June in Somerset, southwest England, and is expected to attract around 170,000 people.
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