Radiohead at Glastonbury: ‘What a fucking great place this is. Ain’t nothing else like it on earth’

Band thanked the Glastonbury festival organisers

Radiohead thanked Glastonbury festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis for having them back 20 years after they first headlined the festival.

The band took to the Pyramid Stage on Friday night (June 23), the third time they have headlined the festival following previous outings in 1997 and 2003.

During the set, Thom Yorke stopped to thank the pair and share his thoughts on the festival. “To the Eavises, thanks for having us at your lovely farm today,” he said. “What a fucking great place this is. Ain’t nothing else like it on earth.”

Radiohead’s set consisted heavily of ‘OK Computer’ favourites, while frontman Yorke also appeared to mock Theresa May’s “strong and stable” motto.

Later on, Yorke appeared to join in when the crowd began to chant about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Radiohead played the following songs in total:

Daydreaming
Lucky
Ful Stop
Airbag
15 Step
Myxomatosis
Exit Music (for a Film)
Pyramid Song
Everything in Its Right Place
Let Down
Bloom
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Idioteque
You and Whose Army?
There There
Bodysnatchers
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
No Surprises
Nude
2 + 2 = 5
Paranoid Android
Fake Plastic Trees
Lotus Flower
Creep
Karma Police

Earlier in the day, Lorde gave a live debut to her song ‘The Louvre’ during her captivating set on The Other Stage at Glastonbury 2017.

The ‘Melodrama’ artist took to Worthy Farm’s second biggest stage for a high-profile slot at 8:45pm, delivering an eye-catching set that delved into both her recently-released second album and her 2013 debut ‘Pure Heroine’.

Lord Buckethead, the viral sensation of the UK general election, has introduced Sleaford Mods at Glastonbury festival.

The Nottingham duo played the Park Stage on Friday night (June 23), taking to the stage at 9pm.

Ahead of their performance, Buckethead – who ran against Theresa May in her Maidenhead constituency earlier this month – took to the stage to give a few words before Sleaford Mods’ set. He described the group as “irreplaceable and unfathomable”.

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey performed an impromptu song honouring Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis during the band’s secret set on The Park Stage.

The Manchester band took to the stage as The Park’s secret special guests, with the set celebrating the tenth anniversary of the stage.

Clearly in a jovial mood – at one point during the performance, Garvey downed the entirety of his drink before placing the cup on his head and asking for another Guinness, joking: “That’s how I maintain my Olympian physique” – the frontman decided to give the boisterous crowd a rendition of a new ‘song’ that he dedicated to Glastonbury’s founder.

The xx described Glastonbury as the “best festival in the world” during their Pyramid Stage set, recalling having their “happiest moments ever” at the festival.

The London trio followed Royal Blood on the festival’s main stage, taking to the stage at 7.30pm.

Halfway through the set, vocalist/bassist Oliver Sim told the crowd: “This is the best festival in the world. It really is. I’ve had some of my happiest moments ever here.”

He then remembered: “In 2011, I came here with a broken foot. I was watching Beyoncé over there and I was dancing with one leg, having a great time. And in 2013, I came here and I fell off the back of the Other Stage onto my face. It didn’t stop me,  I still had a great time.”