Glastonbury Festival 2011: Coldplay to headline

Chris Martin from Coldplay

Coldplay have been confirmed as one of the three headliners at this year's Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

The band will play the main Pyramid Stage on Saturday 25 June at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Organiser Michael Eavis said: "This is the triumphant return of a band that everyone here feels part of."

Beyonce has also been announced as Sunday headliner by her record company and it's rumoured U2 will perform after having to pull out last year.

New album

Coldplay last headlined Glastonbury in 2005 and also topped the bill in 2002, three years after first appearing at the festival.

The band are currently working on the follow-up to 2008's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.

The record, which is being produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs, is yet to be given a release date.

Tickets for this year's event sold out in around four hours after going on sale in October.

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