Florence and The Machine to headline Glastonbury 2015

With the cancellation of the Foo Fighters this morning, it has just been confirmed that Florence and The Machine will take over the Friday headline slot at this years festival.

Taken from the BBC

"Once we heard… Foo Fighters had been forced to pull out, there was only one person we wanted to call and that was Florence," said organiser Emily Eavis.

Florence Welch had already been confirmed to perform with her band before Foo Fighters on 26 June.

She last performed at the Somerset event in 2010.

Foo Fighters cancelled their Glastonbury appearance and a string of other dates after frontman Dave Grohl fractured his leg in a stage fall in Sweden.

Ironically, Welch's recent concerts have been hampered by her breaking her foot on stage at the Coachella music festival in April.

This summer will mark the 28-year-old's first performance on Glastonbury's famed main stage.

"Every time she has played here she's done something spectacular and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid one day," said Eavis, who runs Glastonbury with her father Michael.

"I'm delighted she's agreed to step up to it – she's going to smash it!"

Michael Eavis added: "I'm absolutely delighted. She's a fantastic girl, and she's English as well.

"It's a moment for her and she will be triumphant."

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