Via the Gorillaz Facebook page:
GORILLAZ TO PLAY GLASTONBURY
Gorillaz have been announced to play Glastonbury's Pyramid stage this year, the band will take to the stage in the headline slot of Friday night. The band were drafted in at the 11th hour after U2 were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance.
"We're like some great big horrible warship pulling in to the Bay of Glastonbury to save the day. It was us or The Beatles and they split up years ago. The previous soldiers got pulled from duty last minute so it's up to my Plastic Beach naval cavalry to sail in and sort the battlefield out. I can assure you though, I'm bringing extra troops. Loads of them. Glastonbury will be ours…cutlasses drawn, trumpets ready. We're coming in…" Murdoc phoned in from Plastic Beach.
Gorillaz Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are looking forward to the show, “I wasn't sure how Gorillaz would work in a festival environment but Coachella was amazing. I think Glastonbury will be an unbelievable experience for us...” said Jamie.
Damon Albarn, “It's a terrible thing for U2, Glastonbury is magical. Gorillaz will come to life on that stage but we wish Bono all the best”.
Michael Eavis confirmed the news on the Glastonbury website: "This is going to be Gorillaz' only UK festival appearance, and it'll be a massive audio visual spectacle which will really ignite the Pyramid on the Friday night, with Muse, then Stevie Wonder to follow.
"I'm very excited about Gorillaz' show coming here because they're so open to guests and collaborations. The alchemy of Friday's show is going to be astonishing: a perfect, contemporary way to kick off the 40th anniversary celebrations.
Eavis continued, "I am so grateful for the enthusiasm of the media and the whole of the music industry for their willingness and eagerness to support us in what could have been a crisis".
For more info please head over to http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk