U2 to help Glastonbury celebrate 40th birthday

Monday November 23, 2009

Irish rock band U2 will make their debut at Glastonbury next year to help celebrate the festival's 40th anniversary.

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr will take to the stage on Friday June 25 - their first festival gig in more than 25 years.

The lads are jetting into England especially to headline at the Somerset show, flying into the UK in the middle of a North America tour.

"The 26-year-old rumour has finally come true," Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis said in a statement. "At last, the biggest band in the world are going to play the best festival in the world."

"Nothing could be better for our 40th anniversary party. And there are even more surprises in the pipeline…"

Some 177,500 people will attend the event, but tickets sold out within 24 hours of going on sale last month.

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