Biffy Clyro doff cap to Glastonbury rival Jay-Z

Scottish rockers headline John Peel Stage

Biffy Clyro paid tribute to fellow headliner Jay-Z, as they closed the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury tonight (June 28).

Before bursting onto the stage with ‘Saturday Superhouse’, the band played the rapper’s hit ’99 Problems’ as their intro music.

However, they resisted performing their occasional cover of ‘Umbrella’, Jay-Z‘s hit collaboration with Rihanna.

The devoted crowd also witnessed another airing of all-new single ‘Mountains’ alongside a set of songs spanning their entire career.

At one point, a fan waved a trumpet into the air, prompting frontman Simon Neil to ask for the instrument to be passed forward so he could play it.

However, when the instrument arrived onstage, the impromptu jam never happened, and the trumpet was returned to its owner.

It’s been a surreal weekend for Biffy, having last night supported US rock legends Bon Jovi at London‘s Twickenham Stadium.

Biffy Clyro played:

‘Saturday Superhouse’

‘Who’s Got A Match’

‘A Whole Child Ago’



‘Love Has A Diameter’


‘My Recovery Injection’

‘Get Fucked, Stud’


‘Now I’m Everyone’

‘Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies’

‘Glitter and Trauma’

‘As Dust Dances’


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