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Coldplay to headline Glastonbury for record fourth time

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Coldplay to headline Glastonbury for record fourth time

Coldplay are reportedly set to headline Glastonbury for the fourth time.

The 'A Sky Full of Stars' hitmakers are said to have been signed up by organiser Michael Eavis to close the legendary music festival on the Sunday night, making them the first ever act to headline more than three times.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Michael likes getting things sorted as early as possible and having a solid, reliable Sunday headline act to send people home happy is a massive part of the booking process.

"Coldplay are Glastonbury veterans and will have no problem filling a two-hour set that punters will love."

The band - who are made up of frontman Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion - previously appeared at Glastonbury in 2002, 2005 and 2011.

Headlining in 2016 would see them take over from Van Morrison, The Cure and Elvis Costello who have each played the festival three times while Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Oasis and David Bowie have two headline slots to their names.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters - who had to pull out of playing at the sell-out event earlier this year after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg - will return to headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday, leaving just Saturday's slot to be filled.

However, Michael's daughter Emily Eavis previously revealed they've already booked all three.

She said: "We've got three headliners for next year, so that's completely sorted. We're in a really good position in that respect because it means we can now focus on the rest of the bill."

Last year's festival saw Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.