The night Foo Fighters played Sheffield Arena

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters played in Sheffield in 2007
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters played in Sheffield in 2007
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American rockers the Foo Fighters have just been announced as the second headliner for Glastonbury this year, and The Star looks back to when they played Sheffield.

Dave Grohl and his band played a secret gig in Somerset tonight to announce their Saturday night slot at the big festival.

They had been scheduled to play Glastonbury in 2015, but had to scrap their summer of live shows when the former Nirvana drummer broke a leg during a gig in Sweden.

Dave and the band played Sheffield Arena back in 2007.

The Foos had performed in Sheffield while still a college act 10 years before, and The Star's David Dunn said in his review of the show that the band had grown into major festival headliners.

"Yet here the former Nirvana man lunged and head banged through rock hand grenades Monkey Wrench and My Hero like they'd just been penned," the review said.

"Back in Sheffield for the first time since that University fixture 10 years ago the Foos have all the hallmarks of a giant concern and several of those songs have grown beyond anthems to take on near parable significance among the most loyal fans."

The Pretender, Times Like These and Learn to Fly were in the setlist that night, along with Everlong.

A Dead Kennedys cover of Holiday in Cambodia was another feature.

The Foos closed the show with Best of You.

Our reporter said Dave's antics were a highlight.

"What continues to set Grohl apart from other bandleaders is a natural humour that matches his musical stage presence," the review said.