U2 rock Glastonbury

U2 closed the first day of Glastonbury tonight with a greatest hits set.

U2 closed the first day of Glastonbury tonight with a greatest hits set.

The Dublin band thrilled a thoroughly soaked festival crowd with a set comprised of hits spanning their career from ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ to ‘Get on Your Boots’.

The biggest crowd of the day gathered by the Pyramid stage to see the group - Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton – deliver ‘One’, ‘Where the Streets Have no Name’, ‘(Pride) In the Name of Love’, ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Elevation’, among other hits.

The Edge changed guitar between every song, while lead singer Bono wore his trademark sunglasses throughout.

The group were making their first ever Glastonbury appearance, after originally being booked to perform last year, but having to drop out due to Bono needing an urgent operation after sustaining a back injury.

At the end of their first encore track, ‘With or Without You’, Bono sang the words to ‘Love Will Tear us Apart’ by Joy Division, before leading an A capella version of Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ along with the crowd, which led into ‘Moment of Surrender’.

Afterwards, Bono said: “One more, just because, one more? Because it’s been a while?” Before the band launched into final track ‘Out of Control’.

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