Live From Glastonbury

24 Jun 201191
U2 headlined the Glastonbury Festival in the UK tonight and from the opening bars of 'Real Thing' to the closing seconds of Out of Control, it was a rock'n'roll tour de force.

Over an hour and three quarters on stage, the band played 19 songs from eight albums spanning three decades - a blistering show  that set  Glastonbury 2011 alight.

 'Has any other headline band performed so many hits?' asked steelerik on our live feed. 'I doubt it...'

A year after they were due to make their debut here on Worthy Farm, tonight they  finally made it, their first UK festival set since the eighties. By the time they arrived on stage shortly before 10pm, there were tens of thousands of U2 fans who'd made their way to the front of the Pyramid Stage - holding high their flags and banners.

And from the start of 'Real Thing' - accompanied by the premiere of a stunning video specially commissioned  from artist Damien Hirst - and running into four more tracks from Achtung Baby, the band never took their foot off the gas.

'They absolutely nailed it,' tweeted gayleague. 'Hugely enjoyable, they've still got it...'

As well as the live broadcast in the UK and Ireland, there was a global audience following live updates online - at one point Bono, Adam, Achtung Baby, Edge, Larry and Zoo TV were all trending on Twitter.

'I think the guys have just shown glasto wot the last 41 years as been waitin for!!' tweeted Yvonne Murray.

We want to hear from you on the band's debut at Glastonbury. Were you there  tonight?  Did you watch it  on TV  or follow online?

Add your own comments below.

(Update: The first press reviews of the show are coming in, take a look over on our tours page - which is also the place to add your own show review if you were at Glasto last night.)
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barryblack1
Worth the wait
U2 raw is U2 at their best,it reminded me of slane 2001 when it was just the fab 4 on the stage and 100,000 people,it really doesent get any better than this for me,musically on fire last night and bono delivered as he always does.great gig well done lads as ever a joy to watch
GRIDA
Glasto
Fantastic show, pure energy. THX, THX, THX
mark2671
the best
what a great setlist, thats why u2 are the greatest band on the plant.well done lads,you showed them.
Chadd Bryant
U2 = Amazing
They were amazing. I was watching from Oklahoma, lol. I was speechless. Brilliant.
thaspil
That was Rock n Roll and I like it!!!!!
Great show, best festival performance ever!!!! Please keep a similar set in Miami this week. See you there!!!! (Printed my tickets 11/2009)
Karthig
Soulful
One of their best performance ever...I feel they managed to touch the hearts of all their fans watching...Possibly the highlight performance of their career..Pure U2!!
patman33
Few Cans infront of Tv on an Friday nigh
Lashing rain here in Ireland on a Friday night, Got in a few cans, called up a few lads, and watched U2 blaze in Glastonbury last night, they were fantastic. Glad they nailed it down so well, loved the few rough edges here and there its what being live is about.. will be watching the video of this performance for years to come. Thanks For that! (yet again) Im sure this will inspires few people to pick up intruments and make new music to rock the future. :-)
goffy68
Glastonbury...WOW
Who else but the boys could have done what they did tonight,im not being biased,that is without doubt the best set EVER by any band in all the years ive been watching this festival,who says there all smoke and mirrors and nothing but a screen show,back to basics for them,and did the songs shine through,you bet your arse they did. Fookin well done lads!! Big smile on my face! :-)
stevie.Phisto.stein
Breathtaking!!
They absolutely rocked the Pyramid Stage, but we knew they would :) I was watching it online, missed the first half but thank god for YouTube!! They certainly proved all the doubters wrong, I love those 4 Irish boys!!
cluttercoco
U2, please turn Glasto show into a dvd!!
Dear U2, PLEASE make a dvd out of the Glasto show, for all the fans that could not get tickets to see this amazing show!! I soooo wish that I was there, but judging from the live feed and early reviews, it RULED!!! Pretty please, many of us will be eternally thankful. I knew that you guys would pull of an amazing show. You perform so very well under pressure! See you in Montreal ,Toronto and Moncton! Love you guys!!!
Nanaa
Beautiful
Amazing performance, please put it on a DVD! Very well done, guys =)
hnicolaidesk
Magic.
Plain and simple. It was magic.
smalldomo
Glastonbury
Watch it on Setanta and wished I was there. What can you say but they did it again, they put their money where their mouth is and made up for a years dealy getting their. Job well done boys.
dennyjnr
Magnificent
great show lads, loved every second of itb
gilce
THE BEST
U2 THAT´S ALL
gilce
OUT OF CONTROL
U2 IN GLASTONBURY THE BETTER
killineygirl
Glastonbury tonight
Absolutely knockout performance.... loved every minute....U2 always bring a lightness and a joy wherever they go - keep it up, lads!
ramblin rose
Fantanbulous!!
What a great show!! I wish they would play Bad and OOC more often!!
stevesolo
Sublime
Streets, One and Bad were truly sublime, I admire the humility of the band, performing to a crowd that was not there own must have been a bit daunting so they made the music do the talking and that ended up shouting!
jono67
Glasto confirmation
It goes to show that hard work and genius go a long way. Untouchable, Loved hearing Bad live again.
conor kavanagh
wow
Amazing The best live act in the world, every song was amazing. & WOW "Out Of Control" They played with such passion. over 30 years ago when they were just young teenagers they played it, now 30 years later they are playing it infront of 150,000 people. lets hope KOL Can play "Mollys Chambers" 30 years from now just as good.
amaliou2
Fab set!
Just loved the whole set, think it was perfect for glastonbury, just wish i was there!
charliewalsh
glastonbury
What a show. What a band. Out of control was out of this world.
eileebo
THIS HAS MADE BEING A SUPER FAN SOOO WOR
am almost speechless...was the gig of the century for u2 ..they set the bar higher than anyone else has in the history of glasto....LONG LIVE TO PLAY AND WRITE THE GARGANTUM UUUUU222222
suncemojemalo
One of the best concerts in 360 tour
It was amazing. They were really in the right moode. In my opinion - this was one of their best performance in whole 360 tour.
tw
a true headline performance
As if the band had anything to prove... If they did.. They proved it tonight... Once and for all time, the biggest and best headline band on the planet... What a set !!!
karl20
karl20
nailed it amazing out of control bad and stay brillant please u2.com great to give the audio as a cd giveaway im still rockin
Kristaps
Flawless
IT WAS FLAWLESS!!!
alexct
Thanks for pirate software
I followed the show on the net using a pirate software that allowed me to login at BBC site. What a night; I saw that they enjoyed every moment, even under the pouring rain. Surrender was (as always) magnificient....I would have liked to have it linked to 40.
toffees
amazing
u2 had a point to prove tonight and by god did they do that!! liam lynch dublin
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