Foo Fighters Play Surprise Glastonbury Set Under Fake Band Name

Foo Fighters, under the pseudonym band name The Churnups, played a surprise set at England’s Glastonbury Festival on Friday (June 23).

Concertgoers on hand have already started sharing photos and reactions from the festival site.

British outlet NME was on the case when the Foos took the stage as The Churnups, with the Dave Grohl-led band’s unannounced performance thereby confirming earlier rumors around the festival that The Churnups were indeed Foo Fighters. Talk about a summer surprise from the Foos!

Foo Fighters then played the same Glastonbury main stage where Arctic Monkeys will headline later in the night. Elton John headlines Sunday (June 25). Guns N’ Roses close out Saturday (June 24), despite what Noel Gallagher had to say about it.

The Churnups — er, Foo Fighters — opened their surprise gig with “All My Life.” Per NME, Grohl told the crowd, “All right motherfuckers, let’s dance!” He also said, “We only have one hour, so we’re going to try fit in as many songs as we can.”

Grohl further marveled, “Last time we played here was 2017. I don’t know how many of you were there but we sang that shit loud back then.” Referring to The Churnups band name, he said, “You guys fuckin’ knew it was us this whole time — you knew it was us, right? … We’re not good at secrets.”

Foo Fighters (Not Churnups) 2023 Dates

July 8 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Festival Quebec
July 12 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Bluesfest
July 15 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Harley-Davidson Fest
July 29 – Niigata Prefecture, Japan @ FujiRock
Aug. 4 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Aug. 6 – Big Sky, Mont. @ Willdands
Aug. 8 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amp.
Aug. 10 – Stateline, Nev. @ Tahoe Outdoor
Aug. 12 – San Francisco, Calif. @ OutsideLands
Sept. 3 – Aspen, Colo. @ Jazz Aspen
Sept. 7 – Curitiba, Brazil @ Couto Pereira
Sept. 9 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ The Town
Sept. 15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest
Sept. 17 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ SeaHearNow
Sept. 19 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans Amp.
Sept. 21 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life
Sept. 23 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ iHeart Festival
Oct. 1 – Dana Point, Calif. @ Ohana Festival
Oct. 3 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick
Oct. 5 – El Paso, Texas @ Haskins Ctr
Oct. 7 – Austin, Texas @ ACL
Oct. 14 – Austin, Texas @ ACL
Nov. 26 – Abu Dhabi, UAE @ Grand Prix
Nov. 29 – Perth, Australia @ HBF Park
Dec. 2 – Adelaide, Australia @ Coopers Stad.
Dec. 4 – Melbourne, Australia @ AAMI Park
Dec. 6 – Melbourne, Australia @ AAMI Park
Dec. 9 – Sydney, Australia @ Accor Stad.
Dec. 12 – Brisbane, Australia @ Suncorp Stad.

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