U2 to headline UK's Glastonbury music festival

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 6:36 AM

Organizers say U2 will headline Glastonbury, Britain's leading summer music festival.

Festival boss Michael Eavis said Monday that the Irish rockers will play the festival's main stage on June 25.

It will be U2's first appearance at the event, and comes as Glastonbury celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Eavis said he was delighted to have "the biggest band in the world" in the lineup and promised "more surprises in the pipeline."

Glastonbury was founded in 1970 and is held on Eavis' farm in southwest England. It is famous for its eclectic lineup _ and the mud that overwhelms the site in rainy years.

Tickets for this year's festival have sold out even though much of the lineup has yet to be announced. The festival runs June 23 to 27.