Alex Turner on Arctic Monkeys’ Glastonbury set: ‘We’ve got fireworks’

Singer confirms that band's set will end in explosive fashion tonight (June 28)

Alex Turner has said that Arctic Monkeys have “got fireworks” in store for their Glastonbury headline set later on this evening (June 28).

The Sheffield band will headline the Pyramid Stage for the second time, having previously topped the bill in 2007. Playing their first UK gig of 2013, Arctic Monkeys will play after sets from Dizzee Rascal and The Vaccines earlier in the night. Speaking to NME about what they have in store, Alex Turner revealed that: “We’ve got fireworks tonight, I think. We never had fireworks until we did that Olympics thing – we didn’t know what was happening! It was great, man. I think this is gonna be great tonight too.”

Meanwhile, drummer Matt Helders has confirmed that the band have been studying the tapes ahead of their set. Reacting to the news that Mick Jagger has watched video tapes of previous headliners ahead of The Rolling Stones headline set tomorrow night (June 29), Helders said: “Am I nervous? Yeah, a little bit – it’s about getting myself relaxed before the show at this point as much as possible. We watch other bands but more in a ‘what not to do’ way than anything. Obviously it’s quite tempting to overdo it, but tonight we’ll be keeping it quite…tasteful.”

Earlier today, Miles Kane confirmed that he will join Arctic Monkeys during their set. Alex Turner performed with Kane during his set on the John Peel Stage earlier today.