Kele Okereke says he ‘used to be in’ Bloc Party during Glastonbury set

Singer plays debut UK solo festival slot

Bloc Party‘s Kele Okereke played his first ever solo UK festival show at Glastonbury today (June 25) – and hinted he may have left the band.

The singer made reference to Bloc Party throughout the set, at one point casting doubt on his future involvement.

“For those of you who don’t know, I used to be in a band,” he said, before launching into a medley of Bloc Party songs.

The medley, which included shortened versions of ‘Ion Square’ and ‘One More Chance’ drew the biggest cheer of the day, although ‘Tenderoni’ – taken from Okereke‘s solo album ‘The Boxer’ – also proved popular.

Okereke played his set backed by a three-piece live band.

The singer aired a number of songs from his new album, plus older tracks from Bloc Party‘s back catalogue. He ended with a version of Bloc Party‘s dance-heavy 2007 single ‘Flux’.

Kele Okereke played:

‘Walk Tall’
‘On The Lam’
‘The Other Side’
‘Everything You Wanted’
‘Bloc Party Medley’
‘Tenderoni’
‘Rise’
‘All The Things I Could Never Say’
‘Flux’

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