Coldplay previously headlines Glastonbury in so 2002, 2005 and 2011 Christopher Polk / Getty

Coldplay have confirmed they are set to be one of the headliners at this year's Glastonbury festival. The group made the announcement by simply posting an image of the famous Worthy Farm with the Pyramid stage being constructed with a sign reading "Sunday, June 26".

It will be the fourth time the band have headlined the festival having previously done so in 2002, 2005 and 2011 – making them the only band in Glastonbury's history to do so. Only Van Morrison, Elvis Costello and The Cure come close having headlined three times each.

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis was previously keen to have Chris Martin, Will Champion, Guy Berryman and Jonny Buckland see out the festival in order to "send people home happy".

The performance looks set to be Coldpay's only festival appearance this summer, but they are due to play a worldwide stadium tour, including performances at Wembley, Glasgow's Hampden Park and Manchester's Etihad Stadium. The band were also seen by hundreds of millions around the world after performing with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl half-time show.

Adele and Foo Fighters are also rumoured to be named as the other two headliners at the festival, which is due to take place from Wednesday 22 June to Sunday 26 June.