U2 have signalled their intention to ensure elements of their familiar ambitious, big budget live productions will not be lost when they make their long awaited debut on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage in June.
“It’s very un-Glastonbury to have a big production, but we will be sneaking a few things in through the back gate which will hopefully make the experience a little more like Glastonbury on steroids,” bassist Adam Clayton told Q.
Though traditionally seen as a laid-back, more sedate affair than other UK festivals, Glastonbury has played host to some larger scale shows in the past, with acts such as Muse successfully transferring their own bombastic ethos on Worthy Farm.
However, Clayton has hinted U2 plan to go even further, and hope to ‘stretch the levels’ of what has previously been achieved.
“We’re stretching the levels of what can be done,” he continued. “We hope to create a mind blowing experience that reacts well with all the other substances involved.”
After cancelling last year, U2 will now headline in 2011 alongside Coldplay and Beyonce.