Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has confirmed this morning that U2 will be headlining at the festival’s 40th anniversary next year.

It will be the band’s first ever appearance at the Somerset festival, which was launched by dairy farmer Mr Eavis in 1970.

Bono and band will take a break from their North American tour  to perform at Glastonbury on the weekend of June 26 to June 28.

Glastonbury, which takes place on Michael Eavis’ dairy farm in Somerset, is the most well-known arts and music festival in the world. Last year Neil Young, Blur and Bruce Springsteen headlined, and it is rumoured Led Zeppelin will join U2 at the famous event in 2010, but lets not hold our breath on that one.

Watch the classic track I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Live from the Rose Bowl a few months back