could Ed Sheeran be about to headline Glastonbury Festival for a first time?

speculation mounts he's the Saturday headlining act

published: Fri 16th Dec 2016

Ed Sheeran

Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June 2017
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£238 plus booking fee - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 19th Jun 2017

The Sun (here) are reporting that they believe Ed Sheeran has been booked as the Saturday night headlining act at next summer's Glastonbury Festival.

They quote a source as saying, "Michael is delighted to get Ed signed up. It's going to be a huge moment for the festival having him up there marking his comeback in front of a giant crowd. Ed’s always said headlining Glastonbury has been a big ambition of his. Topping his three sold-out Wembley Stadium shows last year will be tough, but this is as big as it gets."

Sheeran previously appeared on the Pyramid Stage in 2014, having previously made multiple appearances at various stages including the BBC Introducing in 2011 where eFestivals interviewed him (you can read that here). Last week Sheeran changed all his social media profiles to a plain blue image exactly a year after he took a break from the internet, and there is growing speculation that his third album is set to be released next year.

The article follows up on the previous news, (here)  that his team was holding talks with Festival organisers, and in October last year following his Wembley Stadium shows when Sheeran told the Press Association that, "I think the next festival I do will be headlining Glastonbury – it just won’t be next year (2016). I wanna be able to have like at least three or four albums until I do it."

Radiohead are the first act to be confirmed for Glastonbury Festival 2017 which will take place at a farm in Pilton, Somerset over five full days on the last weekend in June, that's from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June 2017. It looks likely that Foo Fighters will fill the final headlining slot.

Expect something like 3,000 performances at over 100 venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information, site art, decor, and loads, loads more.

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival have sold out. There will be a re-sale, which is likely to be in April or May 2017. In order to buy a ticket Festival goers over the age of 12 must be registered, with online registration only taking a few minutes, this needs to be completed before trying to buy a ticket. Children aged 12 and under do not require tickets and do not need to register.

Registration does not mean you have bought a ticket, but you can't buy a ticket without a registration number.

To register click here.

As usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2017 rumours, updated as we receive information.

Help us to help you - if you hear of a band that's playing, please let us know.



Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June 2017
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£238 plus booking fee - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 19th Jun 2017


latest on this festival

Glastonbury Festival 2019
festival details
last updated: Fri 8th Sep 2017
Glastonbury Festival 2019
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Fri 8th Sep 2017
Glastonbury Festival 2017
photo galleries
last updated: Wed 28th Jun 2017
Glastonbury Festival 2017
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Tue 27th Jun 2017