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Mystery Glastonbury band The Churn Ups finally revealed as The Foo Fighters

Joe Harker

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Mystery Glastonbury band The Churn Ups finally revealed as The Foo Fighters

The identity of the mystery band heading onto the stage at Glastonbury has finally been revealed and it was who plenty of people suspected all along.

When Friday's (23 June) lineup on the Pyramid Stage was revealed there was an act called 'The Churn Ups' that nobody had ever heard of before.

This sounded mysterious and people were naturally very curious as to exactly who this unknown band were, but some clever sleuths discovered that the clues pointed towards The Foo Fighters.

They turned out to be exactly right as this mystery band really was none other than The Foo Fighters themselves, stepping out onto the stage to plenty of cheering from the Glastonbury crowds.

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Some clever fans figured out the clues after discovering that Dave Grohl was in a band called 'Churn' when he was a teenager.

It was the Foo Fighters all along! Credit: BBC
It was the Foo Fighters all along! Credit: BBC

Even a new Twitter account for this unknown band started dropping Foo Fighters references all over the place and that really sealed the deal in the minds of many music fans.

Others reckon the name is a tribute to the late, great Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, as Grohl's message to fans following his bandmate's death was that they were 'churning up these emotions' in him.

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Hawkins died suddenly aged 50 while the band were on a world tour and they cancelled their upcoming tour dates 'in light of the staggering loss'.

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis commented on all of the rumours flying around about the identity of The Churn Ups and said 'one of which is true'.

Nearer and nearer the performance time The Foo Fighters weren't even trying to hide their links to this mystery band, tweeting out a picture of the Glastonbury crowd with a flag saying 'Churn It Up'.

Credit:@foofighters/Twitter
Credit:@foofighters/Twitter
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As the time ticked ever closer to their moment to go on stage it became harder to keep the secret under wraps.

Grohl was spotted backstage at Glastonbury preparing to perform, which rather let the cat out of the bag for those remaining few who thought the mystery band might be someone else like Pulp.

The Foo Fighters frontman made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury last year alongside Sir Paul McCartney which got much love and appreciation from the fans.

He wasn't the only one the former Beatle brought onto the stage during his set, as none other than Bruce Springsteen was brought out to join them.

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Whether it was a surprise or not to the Glastonbury crowds, The Foo Fighters putting in an appearance has ended up being an incredibly popular move.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Music, Glastonbury, Foo Fighters

Joe Harker
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