U2 To Headline Glastonbury

Organizers announced today that one of the most in-demand touring acts in the world will headline the Glastonbury Festival June 25 – U2.

It will be U2’s first Glastonbury appearance, marking the British festival’s 40th anniversary, and continuing its trend scoring big names. Neil Young, Blur and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band headlined the festival in 2009.

Festival founder Michael Eavis said he was delighted to have “the biggest band in the world,” and promised “more surprises in the pipeline.”

Eavis founded Glastonbury, one of the most notable music festivals on the planet, in 1970.

Tickets are already sold out for the multi-day extravaganza, which has been known to feature as much rain and mud as music. This year’s festival runs June 23-27.