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Gorillaz Replace U2 as Glastonbury Headliner
Gorillaz Replace U2 as Glastonbury Headliner
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By: Spacelab Research Staff
May 27, 2010

Gorillaz will replace U2 as the headling act on Friday night of this year's Glastonbury Festival.

U2 had to cancel due to emergency back surgery for lead singer Bono, which has forced the band to cancel a huge amount of tour dates. Their loss is a gain for Gorillaz.

"We're like some great big horrible warship pulling in to the Bay of Glastonbury to save the day. It was us or The Beatles and they split up years ago. The previous soldiers got pulled from duty last minute so it's up to my Plastic Beach naval cavalry to sail in and sort the battlefield out," said Murdoc about the new Gorillaz gig.

"This is going to be Gorilllaz's only UK festival appearance, and it'll be a massive audio visual spectacle which will really ignite the Pyramid on the Friday night, with Muse, then Stevie Wonder to follow," said Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis.

This will be no small Glastonbury Festival, as 2010 is the 40 year anniversary of the first Glastonbury experience. As a result, they'll be expanding the non-music festivities, and trying to get the best lineup that they can.

"People are very interested in this 40 year thing. Everywhere I go, people are asking about. The expectations are really high. So we have to deliver on that. We're trying to get the best headliners in the world."

Glastonbury is set to take place June 25 - 27. Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on the Glastonbury Festival lineup, tickets, and other details.


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