The Question Everyone Is Asking: Who Should Replace The Foo Fighters At Glastonbury?

The Question Everyone Is Asking: Who Should Replace The Foo Fighters At Glastonbury?

Dave Grohl’s broken leg means the Foo Fighters can no longer headline Glastonbury on the Friday night, leaving the stage free and everyone wondering who exactly is going to fill it...

With six metal pins in his leg after dramatically falling off a stage in Swden and breaking (there's even pictures to prove it,) Foo Fighter's frontman David Grohl penned an open letter to fans explaining that sadly on doctor's orders they have been forced to cancel their forthcoming gigs including Glastonbury. 'It kills me to say it…..the doctors have told us to cancel shows,' Grohl wrote. 'I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment. We’re doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us…' Bad news for Foo Fighter fans, but hey if you thought they were actually just a bit shouty and would much prefer someone a bit less rocky well then you could be in luck. Here's who we reckon is in the running to take on the Pyramid stage... 


1. Taylor Swift

Examining her tour schedule (well they don't call it investigative journalism for nothing) it looks like Swift does indeed have a Blank Space in her calendar. She was originally rumoured to be headlining long before the Foo Fighters were confirmed so it's not surprising her name has cropped up again. Unsurprisingly, hardcore Foo Fighters are already freaking out, and there is bound to be some Bad Blood if she actually does take to the stage but the likelihood of this actually happening is pretty slim. Sorry Tay Tay but we just can't see it happening. 

2. Florence and The Machine

Flo and her band were already meant to be performing on the Pyramid Stage just before the Foo Fighters so it's a pretty obvious choice. Florence's broken foot from jumping off a stage at Cochella is well on the mend, their latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful went to number one earlier this month, and Florence always puts on a mesmerising crowd pleasing performance. Plus there have only been five female headline acts in the festival's history - Suzanne Vega, Sinéad O'Connor, Shakespears Sister and Beyoncé - so Florence would be a great boost for girl power and all round equality. 

3. Blur

2009 festival goers still rave about their last performance on the Pyramid Stage and they were a big crowd pleaser at last weekend's Isle Of Wight Festival (even if a lot of the crowd didn't know their new material) plus they are free on the 26th so Glasto's organisers are sure to be thinking about them.

4. Kanye West

Yep he's already set to headline on the Saturday but with Kanye being Kanye we reckon he's already called Glasto organisers and told them he's got this. And if he doesn't, he's bound to call whoever does get it and live up to his  'Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best..' memes. Ya, ya Kanye we get it.

5.  Fleetwood Mac

Twitter is going wild for rumours that The Mac are going to take up the Glasto reigns. But sorry Twitter, they've already got a big gig at London's 02 that night and we can't see them ditching this to please fans at Glasto instead. Juts face it, if you didn't see them at The Isle of Wight Festival, you're not going to see them at festival in 2015. 

6. Kings Of Leon

They're playing a gig in Milwaukee the night before with the help of a private jet and a lot of coffee there is nothing to stop the boys filling in. Plus, their big anthems like  Use Somebody and Sex On Fire just sound better on an outdoor festival stage. 

7. Oasis

Could Glasto 2015 be the time where we finally see the band reform? Back in October when Noel was asked in a Facebook fan Q&A would he ever headline he replied: "if you're watching, Michael Eavis, I'll do it." And we know Glasto boss Michael would definitely be up for it having previously said “I do talk to Noel and Liam a lot. Wouldn’t it be marvellous for them to relaunch at Glastonbury, now Liam has split from Beady Eye?” So all that's really stopping this happening is Liam and Noel. Come on guys, sort it out.

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