After rumors circulated last week of Daft Punk‘s return to Glastonbury in 2017, the dance music scene was ablaze with chatter about how the news got loose, and if it was in fact true. However, today Glastonbury announced that Radiohead will be the Friday night headliner.
eFestivals, had alleged that Daft Punk would be among Headlining talent for Glastonbury 2017 in a report they did earlier this month, but with the announcement of Radiohead that rumor has been officially put to bed.
In an interview by NME, Emily Eavis confirmed officially that Daft Punk is not among their list of Headliners this year saying, “There’s no more announcements now for a while, but I will tell you the other two that have been rumoured aren’t happening.” She continued, “Other rumours can roll and that’s fine. Pretty much everyone is rumoured every year. That’s great, but everybody was keen to get [Radiohead] out and let people know as this was such a big one.”
Eavis also explained, that almost 90% of the line-up has been confirmed, but did not mention any of the other rumored headliners for next year. Glastonbury is also on track to take one year off in 2018.
Beyond that we're all still stuck in a weird spot, trying to figure out what Daft Punk is up to. With Rumors of a 2017 tour stemming from an online forum in September, people started piecing together an idea, but that was quickly shut down by an inside “industry source” that released a statement saying that the duo has no plans to play live shows next year. NOW, there is yet another mystery to investigate as a redditor stumbled across Alive2017.com, which is a site which holds clues about Daft Punk.
As it remains, Daft Punk has a dedicated following and a history loaded with mysteries and surprises. Until the next official statement, or uncovering of a mysterious venue contract (or something of this nature), I guess we'll all just have to keep our eyes peeled.