Pet Shop Boys cover Coldplay at Glastonbury

The duo are also joined by a 'virtual' Dusty Springfield during their headline set

Pet Shop Boys cover Coldplay at Glastonbury

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Pet Shop Boys covered Coldplay during their headlining Glastonbury set tonight (June 26).

The British pop veterans, playing the event for the first time in 10 years, performed Chris Martin and co's ‘Viva La Vida’ as part of their hit-laden set on the Other Stage.

Among the classics performed were the band’s four UK Number One singles – set opener ‘Heart’, ‘Always On My Mind’, ‘It’s A Sin’ and the closing ‘West End Girls’.

‘What Have I Done To Deserve This?’ was performed with a image of the late Dusty Springfield on the screens, while her vocals from the original version were played.

After the performance frontman Neil Tennant, who changed outfits several times through the evening, said: “Glastonbury, let us remember the late, great Dusty Springfield," leading to huge ovation from the crowd.

The elaborate stage show included dancers with cardboard boxes on their heads and, during a New York-themed part of the set, the same performers wore costumes made to resemble some of the city’s big landmarks.

After the aforementioned 'West End Girls', Tennant said to the large crowd: “You’ve made two old men very happy. Thank you Glastonbury!”

Pet Shop Boys played:

'Heart'
'Did You See Me Coming?'
'Love Etc'
'Pandemonium'
'Building A Wall'
'Go West'
'Two Divided By Zero'
'Why Can't We Live Together?'
'New York City Boy'
'Always On My Mind'
'Closer To Heaven'
'Left To My Own Devices'
'Do I Have To?'
'King’s Cross'
'Jealousy'
'Suburbia'
'What Have I Done To Deserve This?'
'All Over The World'
'Se A Vida É'
'Viva La Vida'/'Domino Dancing'
'It's A Sin'
'Being Boring'
'West End Girls'


NME will be coming live from Glastonbury throughout the weekend. Head to NME.COM/glastonbury for the latest festival news.




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