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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters who have revealed they are playing Glastonbury this year.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters who have revealed they are playing Glastonbury this year.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters who have revealed they are playing Glastonbury this year.

Foo Fighters have revealed they are playing Glastonbury this year.

The US rockers announced they are to perform at the famous music festival this summer after they were named best international band at the NME Awards.

In a recorded video message, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told the audience at Brixton Academy in south London they were returning to the UK to play Glastonbury - the first major act announced for this year's event.

Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, Glastonbury's website confirmed, making their first appearance at the Somerset festival since 1998.

Tickets for the event have been sold out since October, but a resale is planned in April for any cancelled and returned tickets.

Organiser Emily Eavis said: "We feel incredibly lucky to have confirmed the Foo Fighters for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year.

"Very few bands have the power to unite and energise a crowd like Foo Fighters do. We can't wait for them to rock Worthy Farm on Friday night."