U2 pull out of Glasto

Posted on 26 May 2010
By Martin Higgins
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Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis is tearing through his little black book today in search of a suitable replacement for headliners U2, after lead singer Bono was crocked with a serious back injury.

The devastated front man said of his band’s last minute pull out, “I’m heartbroken. We really wanted to do something special- we even wrote a song especially for the festival.”

Eavis himself came out and wished the band all the best for a speedy recovery, nice man that he is.

Regarding the void, Eavis said “At this point, we have no comment to make about possible replacements for U2’s Friday slot.”

Rumours are rife however as to who will fill the slot on the main stage, with Coldplay among the favourites to step in considering Chris Martin’s close friendship with Eavis.

Rock legends Led Zeppelin have also been touted as potential substitutes for the Irish four piece and iconic guitarist Jimmy Page has refused to rule out the possibility of standing in if his band were approached. Looks like Eavis has a pickle on his hands.

Other artists bandied around for the coveted position as headline act include Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal, both unlikely if you ask me.

Only the likes of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones or Sir Paul McCartney would have the superstar status and back catalogue to fill U2’s boots with any clout.