Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that The Prodigy were booked to perform at the 2019 event following the tragic news of Keith Flint’s death.
Flint, the lead singer of the pioneering electronic band, was found dead at his Essex home after taking his own life. He was just 49 years old.
In what has been terribly sad news for fans of the band, Eavis confirmed that they had been scheduled to perform at Glastonbury Festival later this year: “We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint,” wrote Eavis on social media. “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.”
Howlett, co-founder and leader of the electronic band, has confirmed that the tragic death of Flint was caused by suicide. In a post on The Prodigy’s official Instagram account, bandmate Howlett said: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.
He added: “I’m shell-shocked… angry, confused and heartbroken.”
At the time of his death, the band also said: “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”