Monday, 23 November 2009
U2 to Headline for Glastonbury Festival's 40th Anniversary
U2 are to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival, helping the event celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The Irish rockers have been slated for the Pyramid stage's top spot on Friday 25 June, in what will be their first ever appearance at the Somerset festival.
It will be their first festival gig for more than 25 years and will see them make a flying visit to the UK in the middle of a North American tour.
Organiser Michael Eavis had promised something special for Glastonbury's 40th anniversary, and in booking a band that have been rumoured to headline every year since the mid 1980s, he's done just that.
Eavis said "The 26-year-old rumour has finally come true."
"We've been trying for years, and now we've finally made it happen. I'm sure they will pull out all the stops to make next year's Glastonbury the most memorable ever," he added.
As the 2010 event marks its 40th anniversary, Mr Eavis has promised a line-up fit for the occasion.
Some 177,500 people will be at the event after tickets sold out in 24 hours last month.
The festival will take place from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 June 2010. So far, no other headliners have been confirmed.