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U2 to play Glastonbury Festival in 2010

It's one of those annual rumours - "U2 are going to play Glastonbury this year!" Well, believe it or not, it's actually finally going to happen next year, for the festival's 40th anniversary. Michael Eavis, the organiser of Glastonbury, has confirmed it to the BBC. The festival takes place between 23 and 27 June 2010, and U2 will be headlining the Friday night, 25 June 2010. U2.com states that this will be the band's sole concert for the year in the UK and Ireland. It will be squeezed in between two concerts on the 360° Tour in North America - 23 June 2010, Edmonton and 27 June 2010, Minneapolis.

U2, or at least Bono and Edge, have made a number of charity-related festival appearances in recent years. This, however, will be U2's first appearance at a non-charity festival since their unannounced surprise set at the Lark By The Lee on 25 August 1985 in Cork. The last time they were actually billed at a non-charity festival was 7 July 1985 in Werchter.

Oh, and in case you are interested in tickets: Glastonbury 2010 is already sold out.

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