The Shape Of You singer announced the news via Instagram video, shot in Turin as he kicked off his Divide world tour.
‘Hello from Turin,’ he told his followers. I’m headlining Glastonbury
on the Sunday night which is awesome.’
Ed joins fellow headliners Foo Fighters and Radiohead as Pyramid Stage headliners for this year’s festival – which runs from June 21-25.
The singer confirmed the news after an alleged line-up of acts ‘leaked’ earlier this month, which showed Ed as the Sunday night headliner on the Pyramid Stage.
Organiser Emily Eavis
later took to Twitter to deny that the line-up was the real thing, saying ‘Don’t believe everything you read, our line up has not been leaked. The actual line up will be with you soon! #fakenews’
Ed’s Glastonbury Slot
comes just days after his domination of the singles charts – occupying 16 of the top 20 places with tracks from his new album Divide.
Writer: Caroline Westbrook for Metro.co.uk