Paul Weller kicked off a mod takeover of Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage
Weller played several songs from ‘Saturns Pattern’, his 12th solo album
The singer’s longest crowd interaction came when he asked, “Who’s been here all weekend? How’s the brown acid? Get it up ya!”
The set concluded with ‘Town Called Malice’, which drew some of the biggest cheers of the day on the Pyramid Stage
After a noisy climax, Weller and his bandmates linked arms and bowed together, before walking off and waving
Rounding off the action on the Pyramid Stage, The Who returned after headlining in 2007 for a hit-packed set to close Sunday night.
As they entered, Townshend said, “Here we are again. We’ve got a lovely, simple job to do tonight which is to send you home happy and maybe a bit deaf. So here we are.”
Bringing out classics including ‘I Can See For Miles’, ‘My Generation’ and ‘Pinball Wizard’, the band flashed up pictures of them in their Mod heyday as part of a tour celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band.
As the sun set, the band headed into the climax of their set. “It could have been better, but it’s as good as it can be. It would have been better if we’d been able to soundcheck,” said Pete Townshend, before calling out Kanye West’s claim that he was the greatest rock star in the world during his headline on Saturday.