Radiohead cover REM at Portugal's Optimus Alive festival

Warpaint, The Maccabees and The Kills also played the final night of the event

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Radiohead closed the final night of Lisbon's Optimus Alive festival last night, pulling the biggest crowd of the weekend (which peaked at nearly 55,000 people) for their headline slot.

Backed by a complex light display and a series of flickering video screens, the Oxford quintet drew largely from their most recent album, 2011's 'The King Of Limbs' - opening with album opener 'Bloom' and performing every song on the record, except for 'Little By Little'.

The band then worked through the rest of their 23-song set, with a single fire kite moving across the stage during 'Separator'.

The band then returned for two encores, the first of which saw them cover a section of REM's 'The One I Love' before breaking into 'Everything In Its Right Place', being greeted with huge cheers for 'Lucky' and 'Paranoid Android' - which was previously voted the greatest song of the last 15 years by NME.COM users.

Radiohead then came back a second time for an extended version of 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)' before thanking the audience in English and Portuguese.

Radiohead played:

'Bloom'
'15 Step'
'Morning Mr. Magpie'
'Staircase'
'Weird Fishes/Arpeggi'
'The Gloaming'
'Separator'
'Pyramid Song'
'I Might Be Wrong'
'Climbing Up the Walls'
'Nude'
'Exit Music (for a Film)'
'Lotus Flower'
'There There'
'Feral'
'Bodysnatchers'
'Give Up the Ghost'
'Reckoner'
'Lucky'
'Paranoid Android'
'The One I Love'/'Everything In Its Right Place'
'Idioteque'
'Street Spirit (Fade Out)'


Scroll down to watch fan footage of the band performing 'Lotus Flower'.

Earlier that day Warpaint made their festival comeback, showcasing three new tracks amongst a selection of old favourites including 'Composure', 'Undertow' and a final, extended version of 'Warpaint'. The new tracks followed in the vein of their eponymous debut album, with bass-led, hypnotic grooves resounding throughout and singers Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman sharing vocals on each offering.

At the end of their set, Kokal thanked the audience, telling the audience, "Your energy is palpable" as the rest of the band threw drumsticks and plectrums out into the crowd.

The Maccabees followed on the Heineken Stage, with a 50-minute slot. Opening with 'Intro' and 'Child', the quintet were on tight form, telling the crowd to bounce during 'Can You Give It?'. Halfway through the set singer Orlando Weeks told the crowd that it was bassist Rupert Jarvis' birthday that day, before launching into a band rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. The band then rounded off the set with recent hit 'Pelican'.

Elsewhere, The Kills were watched by Thom Yorke, who stood on the side of the stage to see the duo (complete with gospel singers) perform after his headline slot, while Metronomy closed the entire festival, coming onstage at 3.10am to finish the party with a selection of cuts from their 2011 album 'The English Riviera'.



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