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The Drums drew a large crowd to their Glastonbury show on the John Peel Stage today (June 27), despite their performance clashing with the second half of the England Vs Germany World Cup match.

The band took to the stage shortly after the second half of the match – being shown on enormous screens elsewhere on site – kicked off. The four-piece weren't too bothered about catching the match that thousands of festival-goers were flocking to watch.

Backstage just before the gig the New Yorkers relaxed away from nearby TV screens showing the game, while other bands such as Wild Beasts cheered on England.

Their set was their second of the festival, having played a surprise show at the Strummerville area in the early hours of this morning.

During this afternoon's show they played songs mainly taken from their recent self-titled debut album, guitarist Jacob Graham performing his trademark dance moves and hurling his tambourine into the air as they geared up the set.

Singer Jonathan Pierce was in the mood for dancing too, despite the ongoing sweltering conditions on Worthy Farm.

They ended their set with 'Let's Go Surfing', Pierce telling the crowd: "It's been a lovely one, we will never, ever forget this."

The Drums played:

'It Will All End In Tears'
'Best Friend'
'I Felt Stupid'
'Book Of Stories'
'Make You Mine'
'Don't Be A Jerk, Johnny'
'I Need Fun In My Life'
'Forever And Ever Amen'
'Me And The Moon'
'Skipping Town'
'Let's Go Surfing'

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