Ed Sheeran confirms Glastonbury headline slot after conquering charts with Divide

Ben Travis
Confirmed: Ed Sheeran will headline Glastonbury this year on the Sunday night: Dave Benett

Ed Sheeran has finally confirmed that he will be headlining Glastonbury this year.

The singer had been strongly rumoured for the UK’s biggest festival, and has now revealed that he will close out the weekend on the Sunday night.

Sheeran informed his fans via Instagram with a video filmed at the start of his latest arena tour.

“Hello from Turin,” he says introducing the clip.

“We’re here, I’m starting the tour off today and I want to make an announcement. I am headlining Glastonbury on the Sunday night, which is awesome.“

The singer will join Radiohead, who are leading the Pyramid stage on Friday, and Foo Fighters, who will blast their hits on the Saturday night.

Sheeran recently conquered the charts with his third full-length album Divide.

The acoustic guitarist smashed multiple records with the LP, selling 672,000 copies in its first week to become the highest opening week album in history for a male artist. It is the third fastest-selling album ever overall, behind Adele’s 25 and Oasis’ Be Here Now.

All 16 songs on the album ended up in the Top 20 of the charts, with Shape of You taking the top spot.

“Wow! What a phenomenal week. To every person who’s bought the album – thank you. I’m buzzing,” he said.

Glastonbury Festival takes place from Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25.