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European Festivals 2017 – speculation

November 7th, 2016

Hi! It’s been a while since I updated the website, so why don’t I kick off with some idle speculation?

On Sunday the Foo Fighters Facebook/twitter/Instagram posted this map of Europe:

with Portugal highlighted in red

(with Portugal highlighted in red)

Shortly followed by this confirmation of a Portuguese date:

ffpassport_1

I’m guessing that this is just the first date in a 2017 Euro tour and the 2 passport pages will continue to be stamped in the same fashion (ie. a social media hint will be followed by later confirmation on www.FooFightersPassport.com).

As the NOS Alive stamp is on the top of the passport’s 2nd page I’m going to assume that dates preceding July 7th will be added to the 1st page, then dates after July 7th will added to the 2nd page.  But what could those dates be?  Well, as European Festival season is in full swing at that time, here are some of the most likely possibilities:

Where:
Glastonbury (UK)
When:
Fri 23rd June to Sun 25th June
Confirmed Headliners:
Radiohead (Fri)
Notes:
Dave’s broken leg meant Foo Fighters headline slot in 2015 had to be cancelled. At the time organiser Emily Eavis said: “I would love for them to come back. I really hope they can. Hopefully soon, I think it’ll probably be in a couple of years, but it would be brilliant to have them back.”
Could she be true to her word? Glastonbury takes a year off in 2018.

Where:
Open’er (Poland)
When:
Wed 28th June to Sat 1st July
Confirmed Headliners:
Radiohead (Wed)
Notes:
This festival shortly follows Glastonbury so will inevitably share a number of acts (as evidenced by Radiohead playing).

Where:
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
When:
Thu 29th June to Sun 2nd July
Confirmed Headliners:
Radiohead (Fri)
System of a Down (Sat)
Notes:
Dave’s leg injury also meant the band’s Thursday night headline slot at Werchter 2015 had to be cancelled. Could they now make up for that?

Where:
Mad Cool (Spain)When:
Thu 6th July to Sat 8th July
Confirmed Headliners:
[none]
Notes:
The festival’s website & twitter account are displaying a logo that looks suspiciously like the center of Foo Fighter’s double F logo (check it out).

There are a few more possibilities (including France) but I’ll add those tomorrow.

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