Glastonbury: Who Should Replace The Foo Fighters?

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  • The Foo Fighters have cancelled their headline slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glasto. Could one of these bands be waiting in the wings to cover for them?

    The Foo Fighters have had to pull out of their headline slot at Glastonbury 2015 after lead singer Dave Grohl snapped his ‘fibula like an old pair of take out chopsticks’ during a gig in Gothenburg, Sweden. Bad news indeed.

    So while the festival organisers go into meltdown at Worthy Farm, we thought we’d join in with some good ol’ fashioned speculation about who the Pyramid Stage replacements could be.

    Join in with the chatter on Twitter and let us know who you’d like to see doing their thang come June 26.

    Taylor Swift

    An obvious and popular choice on social media, there’s no denying that Taylor Swift is on fire at the moment. The superstar singer would only be the second woman in 20 years to headline Glasto (the other being Beyonce), so we think we’re long overdue a feminist moment, don’t you? And, with the help of her notorious girl gang, we’re sure Swifty wouldn’t let us down.


    They headlined relatively recently, in 2009, but their set was so freakin’ amazing that Damon Albarn even broke down in tears at one point. The Brit pop band are in fine voice at the moment and will reheared and ready to go after their Isle of Wight festival last weekend and their Hyde Park gigs just a few days before Glasto.


    She’s been working on new album, 25, for two years and it’s due to be released later in September. Could this be her chance to showcase her new material in the most spectacular of ways?

    Fleetwood Mac

    They billed their set at the Isle of Wight as a ‘worldwide festival exclusive’ so this one is probably nothing more than a pipe-dream, but how good would it be? The Chain, Go Your Own Way and Don’t Stop would all sound majestic on the Pyramid Stage. Another spanner in the works: they have a gig at London’s O2 Arena on the same night.

    Daft Punk

    It wouldn’t be Glastonbury without a rumour these two were going to play. Could this be the year? 


    A slick, crowd-pleasing band guaranteed to put on a stellar performance. Their anthems, surely, were written to be sung on the Glasto main stage? Having said that, the band have already headlined at the Somerset festival three times in 2002, 2005 and, most recently, 2011. Too soon?

    The Stone Roses

    It’s been 20 years since The Stone Roses were forced to pull out of their headline slot at Glastonbury in 1995 at the last minute (they, incidently replaced by Pulp, who killed it). Twenty years later, could their be a Third Coming for The Stone Roses?

    David Bowie

    We can only live in hope.

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