Bono-roo: U2 make their first U.S. festival appearance

FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The special guests at U2’s concert Thursday night, July 30, 2015 in New York, included Paul Simon, Lou Reed’s widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – U2 turned their first headlining appearance at a U.S. music festival into Bono-roo.

The Irish rockers performed a two hour-set on Friday night at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, as a part of their world tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Grammy-winning “The Joshua Tree” album.

They played the full album, as well as some of their other hits, including “One” and “Beautiful Day,” as an encore to tens of thousands of music fans.

Toward the end of the performance, lead singer Bono asked if they had made a mistake in not coming to the festival sooner, and later added, “Thanks for naming it after me.”

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