Gorillaz drafted in to replace U2 at Glasto

Posted on 27 May 2010
By Martin Higgins
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Damon Albarn’s brainchild Gorillaz are set to deputise for U2 at Glastonbury it has been announced after the Irish four piece were forced to pull out due to Bono’s back injury.

The rumour mill had been going overtime since the news broke with an abundance of famous names spouted as possible replacements, including Led Zeppelin, Kylie Minogue and The Rolling Stones.

However, Michael Eavis and the other organisers have been quick to make their decision and restore order to the disrupted schedule.

Event co-founder Jamie Hewlett spoke of the final selection saying, “I wasn’t sure how Gorillaz would work in a festival environment but Coachella was amazing. Glastonbury will be an unbelievable experience for us.”

Brit-pop legend Damon Albarn sent U2 his best wishes but was obviously elated to have been asked to fill in saying, “Glastonbury is magical. Gorillaz will come to life on that stage.”

Band leader and voice piece Murdoc Niccals added to this sentiment saying, “We’re like some great big horrible warship pulling into the bay of Glastonbury to save the day. It was us or The Beatles and they split up years ago.”

Confidence is not something lacking in the bands mentality it seems after landing top spot on the pyramid stage. Whether their instillation is a success or not remains to be seen.