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After coming to the festival as a fan and hating it, Kele Okereke tells NME.COM why playing yesterday changed his opinion...

BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE has told NME.COM yesterday’s set on the OTHER STAGE has changed his opinion on the festival.

The singer said that having come to the festival in the past as a music fan, it’s never quite lived up to his expectations. Except last night, when the band played third from top of the bill.

He said: “Generally I’ve only got really bad memories about Glastonbury. I’ve been three times and hated it. But that made it worthwhile. We’ve just come back from a tour in America and not really done any gigs in the UK for a very long time, so it was good to do a show where people were really, genuinely excited to see us.”

Kele said that despite not traditionally enjoying the festival, he’s seen some great gigs down on Worthy Farm. He continued: “I saw Spiritualized in 1997, and saw Radiohead in 1996 and 2003. Portishead I saw and they were very good too. Some really good performances here.”

Saturday’s Other Stage line-up features Razorlight, Interpol, Kasabian and The Futureheads.