U2 at Glastonbury Festival 2011

Forced to cancel last year's Glastonbury Festival appearance due to Bono's back injury, U2 make it safely on to the Pyramid Stage tonight and ably demonstrate why they are one of the biggest bands in the world.

Bono bounds on stage at the end of the intro to set opener 'Even Better than the Real Thing ' and despite the drizzle, I'm soon enjoying the spectacle.

The rain is continuous, but so are the hits. 'Beautiful Day', 'Vertigo', and 'The Fly' all feature, along with 'Where the Streets Have No Name', 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' and Pride (In the Name of Love).

"One but not the same”, says Bono to the crowd at one point. "You're right Bono”, shouts the woman next to me, "You're dry and we're f---ing soaking”.

'With or Without You' starts the three song encore followed by a snatch of Coldplay's 'Yellow' and then the final two songs: ' Moment of Surrender ' and debut single ' Out of Control '.

It's a great show and I'm sorry to see it end. The band seemed to enjoy it, and judging by the U2 songs people are singing all around me as we trudge off through the mud, they weren't alone.