Glastonbury Festival Welcomes U2 debut

U2 will make their first UK festival appearance since the early 1980s later when they headline Glastonbury.

The Irish stars had been due to play last year but were forced to cancel after singer Bono injured his back.

Coldplay will headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday. Beyonce follows in husband Jay-Z’s footsteps on Sunday.

Emma Coupland, from Boston, Lincs, at a muddy Glastonbury with friend Holly Wilson, said: “As we’re under 30, we don’t really like U2.”

Ms Wilson added: “They may play some of the old classic songs but we’re not really excited about U2, and I haven’t heard from anyone that is to be honest.”

Rock veterans U2, who have interrupted a tour of the US to fly in for their performance, face protests during their set by a group who have accused the band of a “tax dodge” in Ireland.