Elbow to play before U2 at Glastonbury 2011

Guy Garvey and co to bring 'Build A Rocket Boys!' to Somerset

Elbow have confirmed they will play before U2 at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Frontman Guy Garvey revealed the news while talking on his BBC 6 Music show yesterday (March 6). Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis later said on her Twitter page, Twitter.com/emilyeavis, “We’re delighted that the mighty Elbow have confirmed.”

Elbow‘s new album ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’ is released today (March 7).

Glastonbury takes pace on June 24-26. U2 headline the festival’s Pyramid Stage on the Friday night (June 24), with Coldplay headlining the following day and Beyonce bringing the bash to a close on the Sunday.

The following acts have now been confirmed to play Glastonbury 2011:

Anna Calvi
BB King
Big Boi
The Chemical Brothers
Crystal Castles
Friendly Fires
Fleet Foxes
Gruff Rhys
Janelle Monae
Mumford & Sons
Primal Scream