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- Posted on Feb 24th 2011 11:15AM by Chris Cope
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In a video announcement made at the NME Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 23, guitarist The Edge revealed that the band, who cancelled a headline slot at the festival last year, will be heading the bill on the Friday night, June 24.
The official Glastonbury Festival website said that the Worthy Farm shindig is "more than a way of life than a festival" and that it houses the world's "greatest festival audience."
He said, "It's more a way of life than a festival. I made it last year to the Friday show -- got to play with Muse, got to hang out, ate a veggie burger and fries, and got to play on the Pyramid Stage. 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. And we're so excited to get to play in front of the world's greatest festival audience. We'll see you there."
As previously reported, the Irish band were forced to cancel their headline slot at the 2010 festival after singer Bono underwent back surgery, with US and Canada dates also suffering a similar fate. They will join fellow headlines Coldplay and Beyonce.