The Irish band U2 rocked in a big way at the Cannes Film Festival with a live set on the red carpet on their way into the main cinema for the premiere of a new film “U2 3D”. The act attracted loads of fans. Large number of people crammed around the VIP entrance of the Grand Theatre Lumiere to hear them. The performance really gave the festival a rocking start and also emphasized the importance of music. Finland’s monster rock act Lordi too performed hits like “Who’s Your Daddy?” and “They Only Come Out at Night” at a special party. ‘U2 3D’ which was premiered at Cannes is a recreation of a live concert according to its makers. The film has been shot in South America during the band’s “Vertigo” tour. The film takes resource through a number of camera’s that cover some 80,000 audience and zoom back within inches of the performers. Journalists at the preview were quite impressed with the genuineness of the images and sound. Producer John Modell said, “We are replicating the physiology of sight, and that’s a very tricky thing to do. If you get it off by just a hair it creates actual physical problems — eye strain, nausea. We don’t have that at all.” The 3D film is expected to be released in around 1,000 theatres equipped with digital projection systems. It can be shown only in 3D.