The animated band will replace the empty space left by U2.
It was announced yesterday that U2 were unable to play Glastonbury due to Bono hurting his back. So now the festival chief Michael Eavis has got Gorillaz in to play on the Friday night of the weekend long event.
Eavis said: “This is going to be Gorilllaz’ 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.
“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.”
And it seems that the band are very happy about this decision. Murdoc, the cartoon bassist said, “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…”
Right… Well at least you have catchy music!