Foo Fighters Headlining 2015 Glastonbury Festival Announced at NME Awards, Watch Here (VIDEO)

9:24 AM EST 2/19/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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While the Foo Fighters gave their acceptance speech via video for winning Best International Band at the 2015 NME Awards 2015, they also shared some other exciting news. You can watch the video above. 

As you can see in the video, the band officially confirmed they will be headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival. They thanked rock legend Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders for presenting them with the award. 

"Thank you Chrissie for presenting this award to us," commented frontman Dave Grohl. "This is amazing, we love you very much, but we also love all of the fans for voting for our band for this award. We're very thankful and very happy - sorry we couldn't make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we're playing. It's Glastonbury! So we'll see you at Glastonbury - thanks a lot everybody!"

Foo Fighters have been of the biggest rock bands in the world over the last decade and counting. Over the course of the band's career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of May 2014, the band's seven albums have sold a combined 11.1 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, and their second recorded with Butch Vig, was released in November 2014. 

The Foo Fighters, of course, were founded in 1994 by Dave Grohl, after Nirvana ended due to the death of Kurt Cobain. The band currently consists of Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear. 

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