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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the_angel_of_harlem
The unforgettable band...
...Because of performances like this I love U2... It was just perfect and moving...amazing!!!!...
gkeith40
Where was Glastonbury?
Great set!! But, how can you go to Glastonbury and not play the song Glastonbury?
arsouza
THANKS FOR PLAY BAD
THANKS FOR PLAY BAD
dbaart
Travel Safe
Looking forward to a great show in Michigan when you get back across the pond tomorrow!
musicabona
Shining like burning stars
Starting the show with an emphasis on the outstanding material from "Achtung Baby", U2 delivered a brilliant and very powerful concert. Having watched a videostream, I was overwhelmed by the magical vibe of that festival. Holding numerous flags and singing along, the crowd was very enthusiastic and the band offered many unforgettable highlights. Letting words float during "Beautiful Day", Commander Kelly sent a touching message from outer space. With Bono dedicating his whole vocal and physical energy to the music, "Elevation" was the beginning of U2;s rock section, followed by "Get On Your Boots", which merged into a fiery version of "Vertigo". Bono created another moving moment as he took off his shades when singing the line "Wipe your tears away" from Sunday Bloody Sunday". During "Bad" I saw people wear thick jackets, but despite the bad weather the band heated the atmosphere, allowing the audience to sing a cappella at the end of the song. U2 finished their incredible show in an unexpected manner as they played "Out Of Control", one of their most fervent tracks of their early days.
Rafaman
AMEZING!!
MEXICO AND GLASTONBURY THE BEST OF THE BEST OF THE YEAR!!!! THE FLY SIMPLY ROCKS!!!!!!!
gonzoedge
Best Summer Treat
Watched live from San Francisco and have not stopped since. U2 killed it - and the video production was stunning. TV direction was outstanding. So cool to see them w/o 360 stage and set so they seemed more relaxed, loose and even more powerful. Loved Out of Control. Thanks U2 team.
pedrovilhena
Beautiful dvd
very well in a minimalist stage 360 °. Now adapted into a stage at the festival, and of course always very well bono!
buyer71
Nice piece from Damien Hirst
Great show! Enjoyed every minute! Wonder, if Chris Martin will reply to Bono`s yellow tonight...
parky
Slainte
There were a lot of doubters, but you showed them why you are the Best Live Band in the World.... Well done and as said before #U2GLASTO on DVD Please
hillmu2
Wow!
Wow! What a Fantastic Gig Guys,Absolutely Tremendous!.Some of them Brilliant tracks from the back catalogue took Us back to Our First U2 Gig,The Longest Day,Milton Keynes 1985,26 Years Ago!.We are convinced that You Guys can go on for ever! with All that quality new material You still deliver.Thank You and Congratulations Guys!.
breteam
U2 - Glastonbury 2011 SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER
This should be a no-brainer: U2.Communication (2005) ZOO2LIVE (2006) U2 GO HOME (2007) Medium, Rare & Remastered (2009) Artificial Horizon (2010) U2 Duals (2011) ---> U2.LIVE @ GLASTONBURY (2012) <---
ExiTim
U2 Reign
What a performance, what is it with U2 and the rain??? Come back to the UK soon PLEASE!!
U2 ROCKS!!!
What a great Show...Magnificent!
hillmu2
WoW!
Wow!
tina82
U2 is the best in rock history, forever
You are the best in rock and roll guys... you showed it once again last night. Simply energy from soul. YOU ARE THE BEST FOREVER
Edwin
So Clear ,So Close
Visually fantastic clarity.BBC did well with my tv licence
ladyvix
Amazing!!!
Watching U2 live is always fantastic but last night I think had to be one of their best performances to date. They put everything they had into that show but yet came across as effortless, shows what years of hard work does for a band and heres hoping that they have many more years worth of shows for their fans to enjoy!! and pleeeeaaaasssee put the Glastonbury show on DVD!
keithdr02
Wow!
This was truly one of the greatest musical performances I have EVER seen. I was lucky enough to be there for Slane 1st concert in 2001, and this was of the same incredible standard!!!
rikryder
Glastonbury wow
what a show be great on DVD and Album. no one can touch u2 they are GODS
kennyu2
DVD it please
This has to be put onto DVD!! I watched via youtube and oh my goodness this is pure awesome!! wow So figure you should release it on DVD if possible!! Or at least add it as a Bonus DVD to something :D
Pilecki
WHAT A SHOW!! WHAT A BAND!!
U2 ROCKED GLASTONBURY! AMAZING SHOW!!
multipla
dvd
there was a red rocks vibe at glasto,its great the rains great.please put it out on dvd.
cnoort
wow
This was breathtaking. Loved every note of it. Even on tv it was amazing. I can replay it over and over, thanks to the HD recorder....
hargres06
Bloody Brilliant!!!
This was up there with Live Aid, Live 8 and Red-Rocks...and why...live-they are bloody brilliant!!!!
sharon01
Superb!
Right on form, they really showed what a music festival is all about, would be great if they bought it out on dvd. Well done lads!
aenne82
Amazin!
This show was amazing! Put it on a film! It deserves to be a DVD :)
Helmet
Glastonbury
They came, they saw, they rocked. I doubt there are many artists who could roll out a set of classics and still leave many out to produce an amazing experience.
flogging_molly
excellent performace!
U2 have killed me last night fondly
jonathanmooney71
Triumph
A real triumph for the guys so happy for them watched it all on TV they were amazing as ever should have made the trip but will be in NYC for July show hope they retain The Fly etc thanks guys for a great night proud to be a fan
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