U2 to play Glastonbury



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U2 guitarist The Edge has confirmed that U2 will play this year’s Glastonbury festival, after pulling out of last year’s event at the last minute.

Last year front man Bono injured his back on tour, and had to take 9 months off to have surgery to fix a compression of his sciatic nerve.

The Gorillaz took their place but U2 will be back this year, and will headline the event with Coldplay and Beyonce Knowles.

The band will close the opening night of the festival, on June 24th, which picked up it’s third consecutive best festival gong at the NME Music awards.

Edge, via a video message at the awards, said, “Congratulations to (founder) Michael and Emily (Eavis) and the rest of the team for the continued success of Glastonbury. It’s more a way of life than a festival.

“I have to say there is something really special and iconic about that stage. So, we’re all looking forward to coming back to pick up where I left off. U2 will be playing June 24. And we’re so excited to get to play in front of the world’s greatest festival audience. We’ll see you there!”

Comments & Debate

  1. February 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm Maggy the Music Fan Commented:

    U2 are a massive disappointment – they got filthy rich by marketing an image of themselves as caring-sharing freedom fighters, only to end up cosying up to George Bush and becoming tax exiles to rob Ireland of any of the band’s handsome profits. Bono has remained resolutely silent about all the terrible injustices going on in the world, saying nothing about all the attacks on our freedom, the disintegration of our societies and the corruption of our leaders. I hope they get booed off the stage, the bunch of greedy, middle-aged sell-outs.

  2. February 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm Simon Commented:

    U2 are now irrelevent dinosaurs, we want Radiohead!

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