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Emily Eavis says The Prodigy were booked to play at Glastonbury 2019

"They were the first dance band to headline"

The Prodigy's Keith Flint

Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis has joined the many paying tribute to Keith Flint, as well as revealing that The Prodigy were set to play the festival this summer.

The frontman was found dead at his Essex home today. The surviving bandmates paid tribute to Flint as “a true pioneer, innovator and legend”, before Liam Hewlett revealed that he had taken his own life.

Remembering Flint, Eavis shared footage from the band’s legendary headline performance at Glasto 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

“It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint,” said the surviving Prodigy members Liam Howlett and Maxim Reality in a statement. “A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”

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The Prodigy’s acclaimed last album ‘No Tourists‘ was released in 2018.

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