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U2 confirm Glastonbury slot

| On 23, Feb 2011

U2 have confirmed that they will headline Glastonbury festival’s Friday night (June 24) this year.

Guitarist The Edge made the announcement in a video speech played at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony in Londontonight (February 23).

The declaration came shortly after Glastonbury had been named Best Festival at the bash.

“Congratulations to Michael andEmily [Eavis] and the rest of the team for the continued success of Glastonbury,” he said. “It’s more a way of life than a festival.”

He then spoke about his guest appearance playing the Pyramid Stage with Muse at Glastonbury2010.

U2 were originally set to headline the festival in 2010 but had to pull out after frontman Bono injured his back. It has long been rumoured that they will play this year, but tonight is the first time the news has been officially confirmed.

Glastonbury takes place at Worthy Farm from June 24-26. Coldplay andBeyonce have also been confirmed to headline the festival.