The Prodigy were booked to play this year’s Glastonbury Festival before the tragic death of Keith Flint
It has now been revealed that The Prodigy were due to perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Keith Flint, the frontman of techno-punk British band The Prodigy, was found dead this morning (March 4) at his home in Essex by police.
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has joined the many paying tribute to the “incredible frontman”, as well as revealing that The Prodigy were set to play the festival this summer.
Remembering Flint, Eavis shared footage from the band’s legendary headline performance at Glastonbury 1997 – where they topped the bill alongside Radiohead and Ash.
“We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint,” wrote Eavis. “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.”
We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint. 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. pic.twitter.com/9fxKBonfVa
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) March 4, 2019
The band confirmed his death in a statement, remembering Flint as a “true pioneer, innovator and legend”.
In a post on The Prodigy’s official Twitter account, bandmate Liam Howlett added: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.
“I’m shell-shocked… angry, confused and heartbroken.”
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. pic.twitter.com/nQ3Ictjj7t
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019