The Foo Fighters performed a surprise set at Glastonbury Festival under the pseudonym The Churnups, in what was a poorly kept secret.
Why it matters
The unmasking of the Foo Fighters as the mystery band at Glastonbury Festival is significant due to the band's popularity and the anticipation surrounding the mystery act.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that the unmasking was possibly the worst-kept secret at the festival, while Sky News emphasizes the anticipation and speculation leading up to the reveal. BBC News highlights the band's first UK gig since the death of their drummer and the reward of a miniature greatest hits set for the audience.
How we got here
The Foo Fighters were billed as The Churnups for their surprise performance at Glastonbury Festival, with speculation and anticipation building up to the reveal.
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