By Ken Sweeney, Independent.ie Entertainment Editor
BONO was a surprise addition to the Electric Picnic festival when it kicked off in brilliant sunshine yesterday.
Arriving by helicopter at 6.15pm, the U2 frontman wasn't performing but turned up to catch a set by his long-time friend Gavin Friday on the first day of the music and arts event.
For decades Friday has jetted around the globe as U2's 'special adviser', giving them notes about their live shows.
But last night the roles were reversed as Bono sized up the former Virgin Prune's performance on the main stage just after 7pm.