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U2 have announced they will perform at the Glastonbury Festival this year and will join Coldplay and Beyonce as the main headline acts. The Dublin band will play the Pyramid stage on Friday, June 24 during the four-day festival.

Famed U2 guitarist The Edge made the announcement on Wednesday in a video speech aired at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 in London.

"I have to say there is something really special and iconic about that stage," he said during the message. "So, we're all looking forward to coming back to pick up where we left off. U2 will be playing June 24. And we're so excited to get to play in front of the world's greatest festival audience. We'll see you there!"

The famed Irish rockers were supposed to perform at the major music event last summer but had to cancel after front-man Bono suffered a back injury.

The Glastonbury Festival is held from June 23-28 in OPilton England and is one of the biggest and best-loved music festivals in the world.

The full ling up for the music festival will not be known until later this spring. Tiickets have already fully sold out.

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