Due to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl breaking his leg at their last show, the band was forced to cancel their slot at this years Glastonbury Festival, along with their upcoming shows at London and Edinburg. Instead, Florence + The Machine is set to take their place Friday night at the UK music festival.
The indie rock band has been having a fantastic year, with their third studio album How Big How Blue How Beautiful debuting at number 1 in the UK charts and securing a place at the top of US album chart for the first time ever. Thus, when the Foo Fighters had to cancel, Emily Eavis the event’s co-organizer knew who to call, “and that was Florence” she tells The Guardian. Adding, “Every time [Florence Welch] has played here she has done something spectacular, and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid stage one day. I’m delighted she is going to step up to it – she’s going to smash it!”
Lead singer Florence Welch commented on the set change, saying:
“I’m so sorry to hear that Dave Grohl has broken his leg. I met him when we were just starting out and he is honestly one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. Having just experienced a broken foot I know how devastating it can be to break something on stage so I am sending him all my love. Glastonbury have asked us to step in which is an incredible honour. We hope we will be able to give you just as good a Friday night as the Foos…”
As sad as Foo Fighter fans may be, you have to admit the fact that Dave Grohl continued to play the show after breaking his leg is a moment that will go down in rock history.