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Old 11-23-2009, 05:23 AM   #1
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June 25, 2010 - Glastonbury

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U2 will play Glastonbury next year, the 40th anniversary of the festival.

Friday June 25th, the opening night of the fortieth Glastonbury Festival, is the day to mark in your festival calendars. It will be the only date the band play in the UK and Ireland next year.

Festival organiser Michael Eavis said: "I promised the the best possible line-up for the show next year and the confirmation that U2 will play their first ever Glastonbury - and their first major festival gig since the early 1980s - is fantastic news.

"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."

"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.."

Promoter John Giddings said on Twitter: "It is true, U2 headline the Fri night at Glastonbury. They fly back for the weekend in the middle of their US tour."

'Glasto' which takes place on Michael Eavis' dairy farm in Somerset, is the most well-known arts and music festival in the world. Last year Neil Young, Blur and Bruce Springsteen headlined.
So, will this be with claw and all?
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Anyone got a spare ticket
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This makes me really, really angry.
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Anyone who hasn't got a ticket, more will be released in the new year from returns, etc. So just keep your eyes on it.

So happy about this. I think if they manage to hit the nail on the head with a great performance then it could herald a seachange of popular opinion about them in this country which has become increasingly negative over recent years. This could be one of their legendary performances.
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Anyone who hasn't got a ticket, more will be released in the new year from returns, etc. So just keep your eyes on it.

So happy about this. I think if they manage to hit the nail on the head with a great performance then it could herald a seachange of popular opinion about them in this country which has become increasingly negative over recent years. This could be one of their legendary performances.
Would i dare too say this could be exactly why they are doing it. They gotta get with the kids again
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So, will this be with claw and all?
I don't believe the claw will be involved. From all the video footage I've seen over the years of Glasto, all the bands just set up on a regular, ol' stage. Someone else probably knows more about it than me, though. But, they've also got a gig in Minneapolis two days after Glasto so they'll probably just keep the claw over in the States, I think.
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No way could they get the claw there even if they wanted to.
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theyre headlining the pyramid stage which is the main stage at the festival, no claw will be involved!
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That's a festival appearance, not a U2 show. The audience is made up not only of U2 fans. I'm sure the organisers wanted to avoid U2 fans buying all the tickets when the band's appearance would be announced. I'm sure there will be extra tickets.
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Maybe because U2 fans don't want to see the other rubbish they dredge up at Glastonbury?
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No way could they set up the claw there, I assume it would just be a normal stage set up.
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Maybe because U2 fans don't want to see the other rubbish they dredge up at Glastonbury?
This is exactly why U2 don't normally play festivals - their fans will swamp ticket sales, crowd the front of stage, then grumpily ignore the other acts until U2 come on. That's not what festivals are about.
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Maybe because U2 fans don't want to see the other rubbish they dredge up at Glastonbury?
it's not a u2 stand alone show. it's completely unrelated the the 360 tour.

with attitudes like that it's no wonder they'd want to keep u2 fans away.
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Maybe because U2 fans don't want to see the other rubbish they dredge up at Glastonbury?
this may come as a surprise, but not everyone likes the same music. the other acts at glastonbury have plenty of fans. i don't see why u2 fans are more deserving of tickets than anyone else. i will never understand the sense of superiority some fans have where they think they're more entitled to something like this, a ticket for a rock festival, than fans of any other band attending.
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This is exactly why U2 don't normally play festivals - their fans will swamp ticket sales, crowd the front of stage, then grumpily ignore the other acts until U2 come on. That's not what festivals are about.
you think the level of entitlement is high at an ordinary concert, this is going to be off the scale. i can barely watch...
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