Those heading to Glastonbury 2015 can breathe a sigh of relief as Florence And The Machine have been confirmed to headline the music festival.

Rock band Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of the Worthy Farm event after Dave Grohl broke his leg but festival organiser Emily Eavis has announced that singer Florence Welch and her band have saved the day.

Eavis said in a statement: "Once we heard the sad news that Foo Fighters had been forced to pull out, there was only one person we wanted to call and that was Florence.

"Every time she has played here she's done something spectacular and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid one day. I'm delighted she's agreed to step up to it – she's going to smash it!"

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters have pulled out of headlining Glastonbury 2015 after Dave Grohl broke his leg at a concert in Sweden Reuters

Florence And The Machine have performed at the festival multiple times in the past and were already scheduled to perform at the 2015 event but will now close the opening night on Friday 26 June on the Pyramid Stage.

Fans are delighted with the new headliner but IBTimes UK takes a look at the other acts who would have made great options...

Fleetwood Mac

It is rumoured that the English-American band have something personal against Glastonbury as they have reportedly turned down multiple invitations to perform at the event, which they have never visited.

Their rare performance at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2015 on 14 June was hailed as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a not-so-subtle kick in the face for Glasto.

Will Stevie Nicks and co. finally give in to Michael and Emily Eavis's pleas one day?

Fleetwood Mac
US band Fleetwood Mac headlined Isle Of Wight\'s main stage, now renamed Electric Church, on 14 June REUTERS/Mike Segar


Surely the Purple Rain king will say someday yes to headlining Glasto, right?! The rock legend has snubbed the Eavis family countless times over the years but still, every single year he is rumoured to be gracing the Pyramid Stage.

With his incredibly extensive back catalogue, wide fanbase and natural on-stage flair, Prince would outshine them all.

Singer Prince
US singer Prince has reportedly turned down the chance to perform at Glastonbury several times in the past Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier


The reunion rumours are endless so what better way for the Gallagher brothers and co. to silence demand from fans than to join forces on the world stage.

Liam and Noel Gallagher
The Gallagher brothers are always denying reunion rumours but perhaps they will reunite for Glastonbury Suzanne Plunkett, Keith Bedford/Reuters

David Bowie

The iconic rocker has not headlined Glasto since 2000 and he is one of the select group of performers regularly rumoured to appear.

Taking to the Pyramid Stage would be a great reemergence into the spotlight after disappearing again following the release of his most recent album The Next Day in 2013.

David Bowie
David Bowie has not headlined Glastonbury since 2000 REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Taylor Swift

The pop princess is surprisingly the common suggestion among social media commentators. She was initially rumoured to be a headliner for the 2015 line-up when fans realised her schedule was free across the Glasto weekend.

Perhaps the Shake It Off hitmaker was holding out for an empty headline slot?

Taylor Swift protecting brand
Shake It Off singer Taylor Swift was initially rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury 2015 Reuters


Chris Martin and crew are like furniture at Worthy Farm but they are always gold on stage.

Coldplay\'s Chris Martin
Coldplay have headlined Glastonbury three times so far Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Kings Of Leon

The Las Vegas rockers have taken a break since promotion for their 2013 album The Mechanical Bull wrapped up. The band last headlined in 2008 so it is about time they revisited Somerset again.

Rock band Kings of Leon pose on arrival at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California
Kings Of Leon have been quiet since finishing the tour of their most recent album The Mechanical Bull Reuters

Kylie Minogue

The Australian pop star was due to top the bill in 2005 but she was forced to pull out after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Although she did perform in 2010, Minogue most definitely deserves her chance to grace the Pyramid Stage once and for all.

Kylie Minogue
Pop princess Kylie Minogue was forced to pull out of headlining Glasto in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer REUTERS/Jim Young


In May 2015, guitarist Brian May suggested that temporary frontman Adam Lambert taking a break from the band is the reason they are not heading to Glasto this year.

Although May stated they would love to headline the festival, Michael Eavis shut down rumours they had signed up. With the vacant slot, perhaps the organiser has changed his mind.

Queen with Adam Lambert
In May 2015, Queen guitarist Brian May admitted the band would love to headline Glastonbury REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch