Radiohead confirmed as first Glastonbury headliner

Organisers took to Twitter to make the announcement

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Thom Yorke, left, and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. Image: Chris Pizzello / AP/Press Association Images

Radiohead will headline Glastonbury Music festival next year.

Rumours have been circulating all week concerning the band playing Worthy Farm after two men were spotted painting the band's 'angry bear' symbol on the Glastonbury webcam. 

"YES! Radiohead will be back at Worthy Farm and we really can't wait," wrote organiser Emily Eavis on Instagram.

The band will play the opening night of the festival on 23 June, 2017, marking their first UK festival appearance since 2011, when they played a secret set on Glastonbury's small, outlying Park Stage.

Other headliners have yet to be confirmed, although The Stone Roses, Foo Fighters and Lady Gaga have all been rumoured.

French dance duo Daft Punk were also through to be in the running, but organiser Eavis recently shot that one down, telling fans: "As ever, 99% of the rumours are untrue!"

Radiohead released their ninth studio album, 'A Moon Shaped Pool' this year, to critical acclaim.

Glastonbury takes place from June 21 - 25 next year. Tickets are currently sold out.