Radiohead confirm Glastonbury headline slot

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Radiohead have confirmed rumours that the band will headline next year's Glastonbury Festival.

The band are the first headline act announced for the famous music festival, topping the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Friday June 23.

It will be Radiohead's third time headlining the Pyramid Stage, following appearances in 1997 and 2003.

Thom Yorke from Radiohead at Glastonbury (Yui Mok/PA)
Radiohead's Thom Yorke at Glastonbury (Yui Mok/PA)

A spokesman for the band announced the headline slot.

It came after the band's "angry bear" logo appeared as a painted "crop circle" in front of the Pyramid Stage on Wednesday afternoon.

Guitarist Ed O'Brien recently told BBC 6 Music that Glastonbury was the band's "spiritual home".

"To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic," he said.

"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."

The event will take a break for a year in 2018.