Arctic Monkeys have brought to a close the first day of Glastonbury 2013. The Sheffield band performed a headline set to an enormous crowd at the Pyramid Stage.
Alex Turner and the band played in front of a giant ‘AM’ lighting graphic. They kicked off their set with new single ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ before playing ‘Brianstorm’ and ‘Dancing Shoes’.
Arctic Monkeys last headlined Glastonbury in 2007. Early in the set Alex Turner asked the audience if they were “ready to party” to a chorus of cheers. “Good, because it’s Friday night,” he said in response.
Turner, on talkative form throughout the set, dedicated ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ to “the girlfriends of the men too cool to wave their hands during ‘Pretty Visitors'”.
Many fans had spent much of the day at the Pyramid Stage trying to secure a decent spot.
‘Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’, ‘Teddy Picker’ and ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ all received massive reactions from the crowd.
They rounded off the main body of their set with ‘A Certain Romance’, but returned to play an encore which consisted of ‘Cornerstone’, ‘Mardy Bum’, ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ and ‘505’.
‘505’ was the final track of the set. It saw long-time band associate, and member of Alex Turner’s Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane join the band onstage.
Alex Turner sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to his mum just before the end of the show.
The band told NME after their set that they’re going to stay at Glastonbury all weekend and enjoy the rest of the music. Click here for all the latest news, photos and videos from Glastonbury 2013.