Arcade Fire to headline Glastonbury

Herald Series: Canadian band Arcade Fire are to headline on the Friday night at next year's Glastonbury festival Canadian band Arcade Fire are to headline on the Friday night at next year's Glastonbury festival

Canadian band Arcade Fire have revealed they are among the headliners for the Glastonbury festival next summer.

The group - which recently played low-key UK shows under the name The Reflektors to promote fourth album Reflektor - will perform on the Friday evening of the Somerset event.

The group broke the news to fans by posting a picture online featuring four show dates in June next year, including the Glastonbury gig. The message was written in chalk on a piece of material draped on a sofa and next to a sequinned cushion.

Frontman Win Butler had already hinted that the band may play the event with a less-than-subtle comment during a radio interview last month.

Discussing plans to play summer festivals next year, he told DJ Jo Whiley: "G et your wellies ready."

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