Glastonbury celebrates its 40th birthday next summer and rumour has it that the world’s biggest band will headline the Friday night of the festival.

Festival organiser Michael Eavis confirmed the news. He said: “I promised the the best possible line-up for the show next year and the confirmation that U2 will play their first ever Glastonbury – and their first major festival gig since the early 1980s – is fantastic news. “

We’ve been trying for years… And now we’ve finally made it happen. I’m sure they will pull out all the stops to make next year’s Glastonbury the most memorable ever.”

Radiohead are expected to headline the Saturday or Sunday night while names as diverse as Muse, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones could also be set to appear.

The festival is already sold out with 177,500 people set to attend.

This article was written for TMM.