Foo Fighters reportedly booked for Glastonbury Festival 2016

Tabloids claim Foo Fighters booked for Glastonbury 2016

Photographer: Sara BowreyVirtual Festivals on 25 June 2015

Foo Fighters were due to headline the Pyramid Stage tomorrow but cancelled earlier this month after their frontman Dave Grohl broke his fibula bone during a show in Gothenburg, when he missed a ramp and fell into the gap between the stage and the audience.

Now the tabloid rags are getting in on the gossip and have suggested today that the band have already been booked to play the festival next June. Glastonbury Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis previously said she would "love" for Foo Fighters to headline the event in the future following their recent cancellation but believed it wouldn't happen until at least 2017.

Now a 'source' has told The Sun newspaper: "Dave was beyond gutted about pulling out of Glastonbury, especially at such short notice. But Michael [Eavis] was quick to book him for next year as he's desperate for the Foos to headline. He knows they'll go down a storm at Glasto. Dave agreed within seconds."

In other news, His Holiness The Dalai Lama will visit Glastonbury Festival on Sunday 28 June to speak in the Green Fields. The Tibetan spiritual leader has finally been confirmed for the festival as part of a four day UK visit. The key themes throughout the visit will be the promotion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity.

Emily Eavis said: “We’re honoured to welcome The Dalai Lama to Glastonbury 2015. He will be talking in the Green Fields and exploring the farm this Sunday as part of his trip to the UK. What a special moment for the Festival!

Glastonbury Festival 2015 takes place on Worthy Farm, near Pilton, Somerset, from 24 - 28 June. The festival continues today with more than 100,000 festival-goers already on site and enjoying the beautiful Somerset sunshine.

Approximately a quarter of all stages will be open tonight. Highlights from the first evening of music include J.E.S.u.S (Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream, Seth Troxler) on the Wow! Stage at 11pm, Billy Bragg on the Toad Hall at 7.30pm and Monki on the BBC Introducing stage at 11pm.

Rumoured secret sets for tonight include Drenge (8.30pm) and Wolf Alice (9.30pm) on the William's Green stage.

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