U2 cancel Glastonbury performance: your reactions

United Kingdom United Kingdom | 25 May 2010

The first person to hit cyberspace with the news was co-organiser Emily Eavis who Tweeted: “We're very sorry to announce this,” followed by a link to the story.??

From there, Twitter went crazy with StewPink suggesting: “How about Stevie Wonder swaps with the U2 slot and The Rolling Stones headline the whole schibang to give Glasto a PROPER 40th?”

also threw his replacement suggestions into the ring: “Who would I like to see headline Glasto? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds! That would be monumental. It will never happen but I can dream.”

Popjustice were the first to shoot down calls for Kylie to return after pulling out in 2005 Tweeting: “QUASHED by Kylie's publicist who point [sic] out that she has commitments in Paris that night.”

The best comment we found was by 123nath, though, who wrote: “Glasto news: Closest they can get to replace U2 is Chuckle Brothers tribute band 2me2U.”

From our own forums, people taking part in our ‘who should replace U2 poll’ also shared their suggestions. prince_partridge wrote: “A long awaited Radiohead show I reckon, especially after their Reading Festival performance - it's odd the festival haven't even got Thom Yorke's solo show!”

Rubiks58 however went nostalgic typing: “I would say Pulp, they replaced teh [sic] Stone Roses when they split in '95 and they were amazing!”

Resurrected has a little more down to earth writing: “Not sure why people keep mentioning The Stones & Bowie. Whilst both would be great they have both already said no. I doubt that U2 cancelling will change there [sic] minds. For what it is worth I'd like to see either The Black Crowes or Them Crooked Vultures.”

?Racie Meadows, however, was looking at one big name replacing another: “Bowie Led Zeppelin Dylan Dylan's at the Hop Festival, in Kent. It's only just up the road.”

The official Glastonbury Facebook page was a popular haunt to raise opinion as well. Not only had 967 (at time of publishing) ‘Liked That’ about the news some were on the blag for tickets like Conor Hannon who wrote: “If anyone needs to return their ticket because of this dreadful situation, please contact me!!!”

Melanie Katharine continued with the suggestions hoping a certain dance duo would appear: “It's never going to happen, but my pie-in-the-sky wish would be Daft Punk,” before Kylie Le Fanuegue started making his voice heard using the social network: "With the disappointing news that U2 will not be performing at this years Glastonbury Festival, it makes perfect sense to start a campaign to get Kylie booked as their replacement. Glastonbury needs Kylie!”

Not had your say yet? Comment below to get your opinion across.

Bookmark and Share
ellisandy wrote on Wednesday 26 May :

There's only 2 options in my opinions. Radiohead in 1997 is arguably one of the greatest Glasto performances of all time OR of course The Rolling Stones http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=102642009784064&ref;=mf

Add a comment

You need to be logged in to be able to comment.

Click here to login.

Buy Tickets
Buy Tents & Camping GearBuy t-shirts and merchandise


  • V Festival Tickets
  • Reading Festival Tickets
  • Leeds Festival Tickets
  • Hard Rock Calling Tickets
  • Summer Series at Somerset House Tickets
Find My Festival

Select Country:
Date from
Date to