Ed Sheeran is reportedly in talks to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival as part what’s going to be a massive 2017 for the singer. Sheeran is currently on a nearly year-long career break, after spending the last five years recording and touring, but next year reportedly promises big things from him, including a new album and a Glastonbury headlining slot.

Ed SheeranCould Ed Sheeran be headlining Glastonbury in 2017.

According to The Sun, Ed’s team are currently holding talks with Glastonbury organisers and the festival is keen to book him, while Ed wants to fulfil a life-long ambition. A source said: “Ed has always wanted to do Glasto, it’s been a huge ambition.”

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“He’s one of the biggest artists in the world, and British, so bosses are desperate to book him,” the source added. Sheeran’s third album, the follow up to the mega-successful x is expected to be released next year and will be accompanied by a world tour.

Last year Sheeran was rumoured to be headlining this year’s festival, but the singer said he was putting it off. Speaking to PA in October, Sheeran said: “The next festival I do will be headlining Glastonbury, but it just won't be next year.”

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"I want to be able to have at least three or four albums before I do it. There's not going to be an Adele-style break. I'm not having kids, I'm not getting married. But I won't be headlining Glastonbury.”