Festivals don’t get bigger than Glastonbury. And bands don’t get bigger than U2. How the two haven’t paired up before now, in retrospect, seems kinda crazy. But it’s finally happened: The Irish juggernauts will headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival, its 40th anniversary, which will go down June 25-27, 2010.
As festival organizer Michael Eavis recently told The Guardian, “The 26-year-old rumor has finally come true. 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. 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.”
In the seven months leading up to Glasto2010, the band will be preparing to launch the second leg of its world-dominating gargantuan U2 360 Tour behind this year’s No Line on the Horizon, which takes off later that summer.