The Thinking Out Loud singer, who has just returned to the spotlight after taking much of 2016 off, will appear on the fabled Pyramid stage on the event's Saturday night, between Radiohead and Foo Fighters, who will close the show on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

The Sun announced the news on Thursday (15Dec16), and a source told the publication, "It's going to be a huge moment for the festival having him up there, marking his comeback in front of a giant crowd. Ed's always said headlining Glastonbury has been a big ambition of his.

"Topping his three sold-out Wembley Stadium shows last year will be tough, but this is as big as it gets."

Sheeran first hit the Glastonbury bill in 2011 and returned in 2014.