U2 have confirmed they will play at Glastonbury Festival 2011, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Friday June 24.
Despite their long career, the appearance will be the full band's Glastonbury debut following their postponement in 2010 due to Bono sustaining a back injury.
The announcement was made yesterday by the band in a recorded video message as Glastonbury collected the Best Festival gong at the NME Awards in London.
Speaking, The Edge confirmed he would be returning to Worthy Farm for the second year after a guest spot on guitar with Muse last year.
"Congratulations to Michael and Emily and the rest of the team for the continued success of Glastonbury" he said, adding "It's more a way of life than a festival."
He said, "I have to say there is something really special and iconic about that stage" adding "we're all looking forward to coming back to pick up where I left off."
"We're so excited to get to play in front of the world's greatest festival audience. We'll see you there!"
This now completes the Pyramid headliners with Coldplay having already been confirmed two weeks ago by Glastonbury Co-organiser Michael Eavis and Beyonce's record company having previously stated she would be performing.
9:55 AM | 24/02/2011
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