What’s with U2 at Canada 150 bash?

It’s so stereotypical Canadian that we’d hand our big stage over to non-Canadian performers on Canada’s 150th birthday celebration on Parliament Hill.

“Incredible news! Bono and The Edge from @U2 will be joining us on Parliament Hill on July 1 for #CanadaDay! Don’t miss it! #canada150,” read a message posted on the federal government’s Capital Experience twitter feed Friday.

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly tweeted: “Exciting news! Look forward to seeing U2! It’s a beautiful (Canada) Day! #Canada150 #CanadaDay”