Arcade Fire’s Win Butler praises Glastonbury’s ‘purity’ following headline set

Frontman spoke to NME directly after headlining the Pyramid Stage last night (June 27)

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has hailed Glastonbury festival’s “purity”, saying organisers’ corporate stance is similar to that of his band.

The Canadian band headlined the Pyramid Stage for the first time in their career last night (June 27), taking to the stage on the first night of music at this year’s festival.

Speaking to NME after the band had finished their Friday night set, Butler said: “Glastonbury is like the ultimate, in terms of not being a corporate weird thing, it’s still got this purity to it which is very in line with how our band thinks about music.”

Arcade Fire brought fireworks to what frontman Win Butler described from the stage as one of “the most incredible” of all the “unbelievable” things that have happened to the band in their career. Click here to read a full set report and see the band’s setlist from the night.

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