Watch: Muse and U2's The Edge cover "Where the Streets Have No Name"

As this year’s edition has again proved, the UK based Glastonbury can be defined as much by those not on its 1,200 act strong bill than those who are. In the last 48 hours alone, the Worthy Farm has witnessed Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood play a surprise set, Lou Reed guest with Gorillaz, and Kylie Minogue join the Scissor Sisters. So when word trickled out yesterday that U2‘s The Edge had been spotted walking around the festival’s press tent, it was really only a matter of time before he made his own guest appearance. That moment came earlier this evening when the U2 guitarist joined former tourmates Muse for a performance of “Where the Streets Have No Name”.

Many words can be used to describe what follows — if you’re looking for a U2 related pun, try “Magnificent”? Matt Bellamy’s vocal performance is only exceeded by The Edge’s top notch guitar playing and the result is something you’ll likely be watching on DVDs 20 years from now.

Gee, and I wonder why call Glastonbury is called the world’s greatest music festival…


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