Gorillaz replaces U2 at Glastonbury
Is pop act's only U.K. fest appearance this summerLONDON -- Gorillaz has stepped in to replace U2 at Glastonbury festival.
Damon Albarn's animated pop act will make its only U.K. festival appearance this summer at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 25. U2 has pulled out because of a serious back injury to Bono.
"This is going to be Gorillaz' only U.K. festival appearance, and it will be a massive audio-visual spectacle which will really ignite the Pyramid on the Friday night, with Muse, then Stevie Wonder to follow," said festival organizer Michael Eavis.
"I'm very excited about Gorillaz' show coming here because they're so open to guests and collaborations. The alchemy of Friday's show is going to be astonishing: a perfect, contemporary way to kick off the 40th anniversary celebrations. I am so grateful for the enthusiasm of the media and the whole of the music industry for their willingness and eagerness to support us in what could have been a crisis."
Gorillaz released its third EMI album "Plastic Beach" in March.