U2 will be headlining at this year’s Glastonbury Festival – confirming one of rock’s most virulent rumours.

U2 Guitarist The Edge broke the news on a video screen at the NME Awards last night, shortly after Glastonbury was named Best Festival.

“Congratulations to Michael and Emily (Eavis) and the rest of the team for the continued success of Glastonbury,” he blathered. “It’s more a way of life than a festival.
“I have to say there is something really special and iconic about that stage. So, we’re all looking forward to coming back to pick up where I left off,” he said getting to the point.

“U2 will be playing on June 24. And we’re so excited to get to play in front of the world’s greatest festival audience. We’ll see you there!”

The Edge actually performed at last year’s Glastonbury Festival  when he had a guested with Muse to perform Where The Streets Have No Name. But the top billing gives the Irish rock superstars another stab at the hallowed festival at Worthy Farm – they had to pull out last year due to Bono’s dickie back.

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U2 will join recently confirmed headliners Coldplay and Beyonce.

Glastonbury will take place at Worthy Farm, at Pilton, Somerset between June 22 – 26.