Gorillaz will take over from U2 as the headline the Glastonbury Festival thanks to Bono doing his back in. The U2 front-man has been told to rest after having emergency surgery to his back to prevent paralysis thanks to an injury during preparation for their upcoming tour of which the US leg has apparently been cancelled.

Damon Albarn's ground-breaking Gorillaz will be taking to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury with their fusion of musical styles and Cartoon imagery.

Musical cultural icons such as Mick Jones (Guitar) and Paul Simonon (Bass) both from The Clash will join Albarn on stage and hopefully as well as other contributors to the 'Plastic Beach' album such as Gruff Rhys from the Super Fury Animals, Mos Def, De La Soul, Bobby Womack and Shaun Ryder.

Bloomin Norah!

That's a line-up and a half! And if the performances by Gorillaz on Jools Holland and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross are anything to go by then the show should be an absolute storm and may go down in history as one of the greatest Glastonbury gigs ever.

Michael Eavis, the man who started the festival back in 1970 is also very excited about the 40th anniversary which takes place next month and he has every right to be with names like Stevie Wonder, Muse, Dizzee Rascal, Pet Shop Boys and The Flaming Lips set to appear.

Wish I had tickets.

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