We’ve been asking the question for a while now, who will be the final headlining band at Glastonbury?
Well, now we know. Muse, consisting of Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard, has been lined up to join rock gods, the Foo Fighters and Coldplay on stage at the five-day festival in Somerset, England next year.
A source told the UK newspaper The Sun: “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 year’s line-up is as rock and roll as the Eavises [festival organisers Michael Eavis and daughter Emily] could have hoped for. They were keen to book the headliners early and they’ve done exactly that.”
Muse is no stranger to Glastonbury, in fact the three-piece has played and rocked the famous Pyramid Stage twice before—in 2004 and 2010.
The Sunday night lineup will be a first for the festival. Coldplay—made up of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion— will make history by becoming the first act ever at Glastonbury to headline more than three times at the music extravaganza.
The “Yellow” hit-makers have previously played Glastonbury in 2002, 2005 and 2011, and with the band headlining in 2016, the boys will take over from Elvis Costello, Van Morrison and The Cure, all of who have played the festival three times.