Lowney to direct U2 at Glastonbury

WEXFORD MAN'S BIG JOB WITH THE BBC

THE WEXFORD MAN who directed Father Ted and Little Britain is about to mastermind the mega gig of the year - U2 in Glastonbury.

Wexford's Declan Lowney was approached by Bono and the BBC to direct the Glastonbury performance this Friday night.

The Glasto gig is predicted to be the highlight of U2's massive 360 tour, and is their first performance at the legendary festival.

The Dublin rockers will take to the massive Pyramid stage at 10 p.m. on Friday night and will give a 'Greatest Hits' set drawn from an epic 31-year career.

Getting the gig to direct the BBC coverage of U2 at Glastonbury next week is another highlight of Declan's impressive career.

At the age of 27 he directed the Eurovision Song Contest from Dublin and later put his name on two series of Fr. Ted and other hit comedies like Little Britain.

Declans U2 connections go back to the 1980s when he first filmed them for ' Today Tonight' when they ' broke' in America in 1987.

Speaking about the Glastonbury gig Declan said that he felt U2 may have chosen him because they wanted somebody 'who knew all their material right back, and somebody who would be sympathetic to them'.

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