A rather interesting rumor has popped up, thanks to a “crop circle” appearing in front of the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage. The “crop circle” is Radiohead’s logo, fueling rumours that they will headline the festival next year.
This rumor is thanks to eagle eyed fans, who were lucky enough to spot two men painting the “angry bear” symbol onto the grass in front of the Pyramid Stage on Wednesday. At the time of writing, neither the festival or Radiohead have responded to the rumours.
While Radiohead would be a repeat booking for Glastonbury, they haven’t headlined since 2003, making them a likely favourite to return.
As of this morning, the BBC’s Glastonbury webcam caught site of the symbol on the grass, which you can see in the BBC’s photos below.
The band themselves have also not ruled out an appearance at the festival in previous comments, as guitarist Ed O’Brien said to BBC Radio 6 that he’d “love to” go back.
He said: “I go to Glastonbury every year, it’s my carnival. To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. I also think Glastonbury is like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals… there’s nothing like that one… it would be great to play there.”
If Radiohead do grace Glastonbury’s main stage again, it will be their first festival appearance since 2011, and would also be a perfect time to return with the success of their new album, Moon Shaped Pool. With them having done the festival circuit outside of the UK this year, and limiting their UK appearances to one date at the Roundhouse, Radiohead seem like a very good choice indeed for next year’s festivities.