Foo Fighters announce UK festival hiatus

Foo Fighters look unlikely to make any UK festival appearances in 2009 following comments made by their lead singer Dave Grohl.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music the former Nirvana man announced that the band are set to take a break from playing in Britain following their successful residency at Wembley stadium in June.

"After doing Wembley, we shouldn't come back there for, like, 10 years," Grohl told the radio station, "We're over there every year, every summer, and I think it's time to take a break and come back when people really miss us."

The quartet haven't played a UK festival since their V Festival shows in 2007, but contrary to Grohl's comments insider rumours suggest the band are due to return to the festival scene next year.

"We've never really taken a long break," the singer continued, "I think it's time."