Radiohead will be headlining Glastonbury 2017

Radiohead have confirmed they will headline next year's Glastonbury Festival.

The Oxfordshire five-piece are the first headline act announced for the festival and will top the bill on 23 June.

It came after the band's "angry bear" logo appeared as a painted crop circle in front of Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage.

Festival organisers later confirmed the rumours by posting the logo on their Twitter page.

Radiohead previously headlined on the Pyramid stage in 1997 and 2003. 

Frontman Thom Yorke recently said in an interview with Radio 6 he thinks of the British festival as his "spiritual home".

"It is the mother of all festivals... there's nothing like that one.," he said.

Festival founder Michael Eavis recently confirmed the event will take its traditional fallow year after 2017 "in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team the traditional year off".

His daughter, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis, broke the news on her Instagram page, writing "YES! Radiohead will be back at Worthy Farm and we really can't wait".

It will be Radiohead's first UK festival appearance in six years.

The band's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool went to number one in the UK just one week after its release last May. 

Every album they have released since 1997's OK Computer has entered the top ten in both the UK and Australia.

Other performers rumoured to headline this year's festival include French electronic duo Daft Punk, Foo Fighters, Rihanna and Kings of Leon.

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