Gorillaz to replace U2 at Glastonbury

Updated: May 27, 2010, 16:56 PM IST

London: Damon Albarn`s virtual pop band Gorillaz are set to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, replacing Irish band U2.

The news comes after U2 had to pull out following Bono`s back surgery.

But organiser Michael Eavis is quite optimistic and promised "a massive audio visual spectacle which will really ignite the Pyramid Stage".

"I`m very excited about Gorillaz`s show coming here because they`re so open to guests and collaborations," a news chanel quoted him, as saying.

Albarn said it was "a terrible thing for U2, Glastonbury is magical", adding that "Gorillaz will come to life on that stage but we wish Bono all the best."

Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett said: "I wasn`t sure how Gorillaz would work in a festival environment...I think Glastonbury will be an unbelievable experience for us."