June 28, 2013 18:51

Miles Kane to join Arctic Monkeys for Glastonbury headline performance

Kane to return favour after being joined by Alex Turner during his own festival set

Miles Kane to join Arctic Monkeys for Glastonbury headline performance

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Miles Kane has confirmed that he will join Arctic Monkeys on stage at Glastonbury tonight (June 28) as part of the band's headline set.

Kane was joined by special guest Alex Turner during his Glastonbury performance earlier this afternoon and will return the favour tonight when the Sheffield band headline the festival.

The singer was performing on The John Peel Stage when he was joined by Turner to perform 'Standing Next To Me', a song the pair recorded as The Last Shadow Puppets in 2008. The appearance was a surprise to fans who had gathered to see Kane's late afternoon slot in the tent.

Speaking to NME directly after stepping off stage, Kane spoke about performing with Turner and said: "When Al came up and we did 'Standing Next To Me, that was pretty cool. You know, it's good doing moment like that that don't happen every day. I'd never normally do that in my set but obviously he's here and I'm going to get up with them later and that's just what music is about. We met when we were 17 and we're 27 now. It's just cool."

Prior to Turner's appearance a visibly up-for-it Miles Kane played to a packed-out and ecstatic audience, strutting and scissor-kicking his way through a set of old and new material.

The crowd was already spilling out of the tent as Kane took to the stage, looking characteristically dapper in an attention-grabbing Union Jack jacket. Opening with 'King Crawler', Kane then led the crowd in a singalong of 2011 single 'Rearrange' before airing a selection of tracks from his recently released second solo album, 'Don't Forget Who You Are', with 'Better Than That' and the album's title track proving particular favourites.

Arctic Monkeys will close the first day of Glastonbury 2013 tonight. Also set to perform today are Dizzee Rascal, Portishead, Haim and Tame Impala. Earlier this morning (11am) Beady Eye stepped up to the Other Stage for an unannounced appearance. The gig was announced on Wednesday by Liam Gallagher who tweeted: "11am Friday - BE there or BE square," referencing the title of new album 'BE'.

Click here to see the full list of artists and stages for Glastonbury 2013.

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