A mysterious symbol that has appeared in front of the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival has sent rumours flying across social media with excited fans hoping for the return of Radiohead. On Wednesday, eagle-eyed fans spotted people painting a giant ‘angry bear,’ associated with the band Radiohead, onto the grass.
Although the global band is yet to confirm, guitarist Ed O’Brien recently told BBC 6 Music: “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.”
The symbol can be clearly viewed on the BBC’s Glastonbury webcam this morning. Radiohead have not appeared at a UK festival since 2011, when they played a ‘secret’ set on the Park Stage at Glastonbury. They previously headlined the festival in 1997 and 2003.
Earlier this year, the band’s ninth album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ went to number one in the charts. Despite playing a range of international festivals, the band’s only UK concerts were held at the Roundhouse in London.
Radiohead will join a vast list of rumoured acts to be playing at the popular festival, including Stone Roses, Lady Gaga and Daft Punk. Returning with a new album, Kings of Leon have this week hinted that they were keen to take to the stage.
Drummer Nathan Followill said: “We love Glastonbury. I think that was the first festival we ever played in Europe,”
“Do they still do it where it’s on one year, off one year to let the grass grow?” he asked. After being told the next fallow year was 2018, he said:
“OK, then we’ll have to get on it in 2017. I’ll have to text Mr Eavis.”21