Kings Of Leon are hoping to claim one of the three headline slots at Glastonbury 2017. Although, the Sex On Fire hitmakers could have competition as Radiohead and the Stone Roses are among the acts hotly-tipped to secure a place at the Somerset festival.
The US rock band, fronted by Caleb Followill alongside his brothers Jared and Nathan and cousin Matthew, are huge fans of the iconic British festival after headlining in 2008 with Jay Z and The Verve. Nathan told the BBC online: "We love Glastonbury."
Referring to their first performance at Glastonbury in 2004, the drummer added: "I think that was the first festival we ever played in Europe. Do they still do it where it's on one year, off one year to let the grass grow? OK, then we'll have to get on it in 2017. I'll have to text Mr Eavis."
Glastonbury will take a break in 2018 for its fallow year but is expected to return in 2019. It was previously reported that Radiohead, the Stone Roses and Daft Punk were the front runners to headline in 2017.
Website eFestivals, which has correctly predicted performers in the past, claims to have "well-sourced information" that the trio will headline.
Kings Of Leon have made a successful comeback after a three-year hiatus as their latest album WALLS (We Are Like Love Songs), is on course to claim the number one spot on the UK charts. According to the Official Charts Company, WALLS is 22,000 copies ahead of Keane frontman Tom Chaplin's debut solo album The Wave.
It will be Kings Of Leon's fifth UK number one album and follows on from their most recent chart-topping collection Mechanical Bull, released in 2013. The band's UK fans will have the chance to catch the rockers on the road again as they are set to perform a string of dates across the country early in 2017.
Kicking off on 19 February in Leeds, Kings Of Leon will then head to Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle. A London show has not been announced. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9.30am on Thursday 20 October 2016 via Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
Glastonbury 2017 will take place at Worthy Farm between 21 and 25 June.
Kings Of Leon full list of 2017 UK tour dates
19 February – First Direct Arena, Leeds
20 February – Genting Arena, Birmingham
24 February – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
25 February – Echo Arena, Liverpool
27 February – SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow