Radiohead symbol appears at Glastonbury
A symbol associated with band Radiohead has appeared at the site of Britain’s Glastonbury music festival.
Sharp eyed fans spotted people painting the band’s ‘angry bear’ logo onto the grass in front of the festival’s half constructed main ‘Pyramid’ stage on Wednesday (19Oct16) on a BBC webcam. The angry bear symbol first appeared in the artwork for the group’s acclaimed 2000 album Kid A.
Radiohead, who are fronted by Thom Yorke, have been heavily tipped to headline the 2017 festival since they released their ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool in June (16).
The group last headlined the Pyramid Stage in 2003, although they played a secret gig at the festival’s Park Stage in 2011.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 earlier this month (Oct16) Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien said, “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.”
Since emerging in the early 1990s, Radiohead have become one of Britain’s most critically acclaimed rock acts, with a headline performance at Glastonbury in 1997 confirming their superstar status.
Representatives for the band and Glastonbury festival organisers had not responded to requests for comment at the time of going to press.
Other acts tipped for a headline slot at the world famous festival include French dance stars Daft Punk and Manchester indie rockers The Stone Roses.