Glastonbury 2011 Headliners Confirmed

Simon English | Monday, 11 April 2011

Glastonbury 2011 Headliners Confirmed

Three of the biggest international acts in music have been announced for this year's Glasonbury. 

Coldplay, Beyonce and U2 will all perform at the festival's largest arena, The Pyramid Stage.

U2 left hundreds of fans disappointed last year; they were forced to pull out, after frontman Bono's back injury.  They'll perform on the Friday night, followed by Coldplay on Saturday night's headline slot. 

Beyonce will perform on Sunday night's closing slot.  The singer has big shoes to fill, as she takes the stage from Stevie Wonder. Last year's stunning performance saw festival founder, Micahel Eavis, invited onto the stage to sing Happy Birthday, as the festival celebrated its 40th year. 

This year will be Coldplay's forth performance at Glastonbury.  They headlined in 2005, and also peformed back in 2002 and 1999.

The announcement of three such diverse headliners across the weekend is a clear sign of the fetival's continuing broadening appeal.  Many artists who criticised the decision to welcome Jay Z to the Pyramid Stage in 2008 were left surprised at how well the US rapper went down with crowds. 

This year, tickets sold out in a matter of hours in October, before any acts were officially confirmed.  Festival-goers will be eagerly awaiting the full line-up, to be safe in the knowlege their £200 ticket is well worth the money.