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Foo Fighters seemingly confirm Glastonbury slot in new new letter to fans

They've dropped a pretty strong hint that they're the mysterious Churn Ups...

By Nick Reilly

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs live
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performing live (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Foo Fighters have seemingly confirmed that a Glastonbury slow in on the cards, after sharing a letter to fans to reflect on their first dates without Taylor Hawkins.

As Rolling Stone US reports, the band embarked on their first tour without Hawkins and their first with new drummer Josh Freese last month. Everything on stage might feel different, but the energy from the people showing up to see the show is the same — if not even more charged. Frontman Dave Grohl felt this most palpably and penned an emotional handwritten letter to their fans about it.

“Now that we’ve returned from our first run of shows, I felt compelled to reach out and thank you all for being there for us,” Grohl wrote. “Every night, when I see you singing, it makes me sing harder. When I see you screaming, it makes me scream louder. When I see your tears, it brings me to tears.”

He added: “And when I see your joy, it brings me joy. But, I see you… and it feels good to see you, churning up these emotions together. Because we’ve always done this together. Time and time again. See you soon.”

However, it’s the noted use of the phrase “churning up these emotions” that has got fans excited. A mystery band called The Churn Ups is set to play Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on June 23 – and many are convinced it’s the Foos secretly admitting that they’ll be heading down to Worthy Farm.

Many previously believed that the slot could be Pulp, but drummer Nick Banks has thrown cold water over that rumour – seemingly paving the way for a Foos appearance.

The band also currently find themselves in tight race with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds for the Number One spot on the UK album charts. Both acts released their latest LPs — ‘But Here We Are’ and ‘Council Skies’ — last week. Gallagher is currently leading the pack, but just 200 sales separates the two.