BBC - U2 - BBC Glastonbury Festival - 2011

Steve Lamacq

16:00 – 19:00 // In the studio next is Marc Riley

Wed 22nd June – Sun 26th June 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton

U2

The Best Comes to Those Who Wait

The biggest band in the world finally arrived at the best festival in the world as Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge stepped onto the Pyramid Stage for one of the most anticipated headline sets in Glastonbury's 41 year history.

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Set list Powered by Songkick

  • 1.

    Space Oddity

  • 2.

    Even Better Than The Real Thing

  • 3.

    The Fly

  • 4.

    Mysterious Ways

  • 5.

    Until The End Of The World

  • 6.

    One

  • 7.

    Jerusalem

  • 8.

    Where The Streets Have No Name

  • 9.

    I Will Follow

  • 10.

    Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

  • 11.

    Stay (Faraway, So Close)

  • 12.

    Beautiful Day

  • 13.

    Elevation

  • 14.

    Get On Your Boots

  • 15.

    Vertigo

  • 16.

    Sunday Bloody Sunday

  • 17.

    Bad

  • 18.

    Pride (In The Name Of Love)

  • 19.

    With Or Without You

  • 20.

    Yellow

  • 21.

    Moment Of Surrender

  • 22.

    Out Of Control

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Reviews

U2 at Glastonbury 2011

The Guardian 24 June

...they reach for that fierce hunger and it's that sense of urgency - even a hint of nerves - rather than triumphalism that makes this such a charged and memorable set.

U2 bring out the hits at Glastonbury headline show

NME 24 June

Band play a greatest hits set for rain-lashed Pyramid Stage crowd.

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    I first saw U2 at Wembley in 1987 having missed out at the Milton Keynes bowl a few years earlier , having seen many bands U2 remain to me the definitive big venue / live / hairs on the back of your neck band along with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band . I am really looking forward to their performance and I hope its driven with emotion and passion and the best of their sound . I saw Queen at Live Aid , in 20 minutes they completely knocked everyone over with a performance that was head and shoulders above anyone else . With the back catalogue of U2 they should be able to give a memorable performance tonight , my hairs are no longer on my head , but on my neck they wait in anticipation ))

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    Comment number 2.

    It is amazing that the Edge is as boring as Bono is pompous. Although I did get quite excited at the thought of Bono being in Rehab (possibly to re-inflate his huge ego), until I remembered he'd hurt his back last year. I think that this also applies to the music. Hendrix used technology to break new ground, and transcend existing styles and techniques. The Edge doesn't, producing more of the same soporific stuff. Hope the protests go well!

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    I guess I first saw them in Slane 1981. They were not too good, and I thought they had blown any chance they had that day. How wrong can you be :) yes Bono is pompous...edge interview on bbc boring as hell.......but how many of us can stand up there at that age and belt it out night after night // rock on/// long live the live music acts......these guys can no longer be doing this for money... must be for enjoyment...long live rock and roll...

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    Comment number 4.

    Never been a fan of U2 but after 'Jerusalem' have only just realised that Bono can't actually sing........

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    Comment number 5.

    hee hee....neither can bob dylan, jimi hendrix, or ringo starr,,,,,but u are right,,,, its something else ....balls amd charisma ...wish i had what he has.....

 

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