Glastonbury Boss Confirms The Prodigy Were Booked To Play This Summer
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has revealed The Prodigy were confirmed to play at this year's festival, following the tragic news that the band's singer Keith Flint had been found dead.
In a touching post on Twitter, Eavis paid tribute to Flint and remembered their headline set in 1997.
"We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint," she wrote. "He's played here so many times with the Prodigy and was booked for 2019. What an incredible frontman."
We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint. He's played here so many times with the Prodigy and was booked for 2019. What an incredible frontman. Here's a clip from '97 when they were the first dance band to headline Glastonbury - a huge, unforgettable moment. pic.twitter.com/9fxKBonfVa
- Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) March 4, 2019
Having recently returned from a successful tour of Australia with The Prodigy, Flint performed for thousands of ravers across the country over the last few months.
As well as their Glastonbury booking, the electronic music legends were also expected to play at a host of festivals across the world over the summer, including the UK's SW4 in August.
The news of Flint's death has shocked the music industry, with the band confirming that Flint's death was not an accident on their official Instagram page.
An emotional post, signed off by bandmate Liam Howlett reads: "The news is true, I can't believe I'm saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.
"I'm shell shocked, fuckin angry, confused and heartbroken ..... r.i.p brother Liam"
Flint was found at his Essex home at 8:08am on Monday morning and police confirmed his death is not being treated as suspicious.
A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday."
They continued: "We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."
The Prodigy has not yet made a statement on whether any future tour dates will go ahead or not.
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