June 27, 2011 10:53

U2's Bono: 'I was scared sick playing Glastonbury'

Singer admits to feeling the pressure ahead of the band's Worthy Farm debut

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U2 frontman Bono has said he was "sick with nerves" prior to the band's headline performance at Glastonbury on Friday night (June 24).

The Irish four-piece made their debut at the three-day event after pulling out in 2010 due to Bono suffering a back injury. He admitted feeling the pressure in the build-up to their performance on the Pyramid Stage.

"I wanted to throw up," he told the BBC. "Whenever you see me giving up a lot of attitude that means I'm terrified. I felt like I was going to retch at the side of the stage."

The band played a greatest hits set which leaned heavily towards their 1991 album 'Achtung Baby'.

Violence broke out in the crowd during the show between security guards and a group of audience members protesting about the band's handling of their finances.

The Art Uncut group had inflated a huge sign in the crowd with the message 'U pay tax 2?' on it before security stepped in.

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