U2 plan 'Glastonbury on steroids' set for June

Irish band plan grand stage for Somerset bash


United Kingdom United Kingdom | by Chris Swindells | 28 April 2011

Adam Clayton, bassist with Glastonbury Festival 2011 headliners U2, has told Q Magazine that the band plan to use the type of epic production at the event that they normally produce for their stadium shows.

"It's very un-Glastonbury to have a big production, but we will be sneaking a few things in through the back gate which will hopefully make the experience a little more like Glastonbury on steroids,” he said.

Clayton added: "We're stretching the levels of what can be done. We hope to create a mind blowing experience that reacts well with all the other substances involved."

The band headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday 24 June after a live performance from Morrissey. Coldplay and Beyonce headline the Saturday and Sunday night respectively.

Click here for the full Glastonbury 2011 line up.

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2011 have now sold out.

For those with tickets, National Express are still selling coach travel packages to the event.

Click here to buy National Express coach tickets.

More and more festival-goers are travelling by coach to events because of its green credentials. 

It saves money on car parking and the coach drops ticket-holders closer to the campsite than any other mode of transport.

National Express is the official coach partner of the Glastonbury Festival 2011.

This year, Glastonbury organisers are offering an extra incentive to 'Green Travellers' other than the cleaner air and clear conscience.

Green Travellers will be rewarded for their heroics with a lanyard entitling them to discount meal vouchers, solar showers, cut-price merchandise and access to compost toilets.

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