The band celebrated the 20th anniversary of 'OK Computer' by closing the first proper day of the festival's 2017 edition
Fans chanted lyrics from ‘Karma Police’ as Radiohead closed out their Glastonbury headline set tonight (June 23).
The band were playing on the 20th anniversary of the release of their seminal album ‘OK Computer’ and brought the first night on the Pyramid Stage to a close.
As the Oxford group wound the set down, fans started singing the lyric: “For a minute there, I lost myself”. The chants continued long after the band had left the stage.
During their set, the band also 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.
Later, 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 played the following songs in total:
Exit Music (for a Film)
Everything in Its Right Place
You and Whose Army?
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
2 + 2 = 5
Fake Plastic Trees
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’.
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”.
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.
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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.”