Coldplay to Join Adele, Muse as Glastonbury 2016 Festival Headliner
Coldplay has been added to the highly anticipated line-up for Glastonbury 2016, and they will join Adele and Muse, who are rumored to also be festival headliners. This will be the fourth time that the band has headlined Glastonbury, following performances in 2002, 2005 and 2011.
According to SPIN, their performance will take place at the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage and will be their only festival date over the summer. The band released their latest album A Head Full of Dreams in December and went on to play the Super Bowl 50 halftime show with Bruno Mars and Beyonce following the album's release.
Their tour in support of A Head Full of Dreams will include dates at MetLife Stadium, Soldier field and the Rose Bowl, as well as a four-night stint at Wembley Stadium.
Coldplay is one of the few bands to headline at Pyramid Stage multiple times. Others with the honor include the likes of The Cure, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello.
It’s fitting that Coldplay would be chosen to headline a UK festival this year, as their album has been criticized for not reaching far beyond a British audience. It is one of their first albums to not reach No. 1 on the charts, aside from A Rush To The Head in 2002 and none of the singles have done well with U.S. listeners. “Adventure of a Lifetime” has only peaked at No. 39 on the Hot 100.
A Head Full of Dreams has been hinted at as being their final album.