Coldplay Reveal Which Day They Will Headline Glastonbury

Coldplay at Glastonbury
Chris Martin of Coldplay performs live on the pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2011. The band will perform at the festival for the fourth time this year. Ian Gavan/Getty Images

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Coldplay will headline Glastonbury, organisers announced on Tuesday.

Following their recent Super Bowl halftime performance, the British band will take to the legendary Pyramid Stage for the fourth time on June 26 to close out the festival. It will be the mournful rockers' only summer festival appearance.

Coldplay's last appearance at Glastonbury was in 2011, when the other headliners included U2 and Beyonce.

The group, who also topped the bill in 2002 and 2005, are the first headline act organisers have confirmed ahead of this year's festival. Michael Eavis, the founder of the festival, is rumoured to want Adele to fill one of the two remaining headline slots.

Glastonbury Festival has faced recent criticism for favouring ageing rockers over up and coming acts. After three previous turns, the announcement of Coldplay was greeted with a less than enthused reaction on social media.

Glastonbury Festival 2016 will take place from June 22-26.

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