Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: ‘I woke up with no underpants on in Playboy mansion’

Frontman reveals the strangest place he has ever woken up

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has revealed that he once woke up pantless in the Playboy mansion after a night DJing in America.

The lead singer of the indie band, who released new album ‘4’ in 2012, spoke to Moshcam about his wildest nights ever and revealed that he once found himself without underpants on a piano owned by Hugh Hefner the morning after a big night.

Asked what the strangest place he had ever woken up was, Okereke answered: “A basketball court in Philadelphia. That was pretty strange. A skip. A jail cell,” before settling on, “The Playboy mansion, that was a strange night. I was DJing somewhere in the States and a bunch of playmates came and partied with us. Nothing naughty happened but I did wake up on top of a piano and I wasn’t wearing any underwear. I had a shirt on and my shoes but my jeans were on the floor. I think I had been to the toilet and forgotten to put them back on.”

Bloc Party will headline this year’s Latitude Festival alongside Foals and Kraftwerk. The festival will take place July 19-21 at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk.

Bloc Party will headline the Obelisk Main Stage on the Friday, supporting the release of their fourth album ‘4’. In a coup for the festival, Kraftwerk will headline Saturday, with a 3D show that Benn described as “the best of what we saw at Tate Modern” in reference to their shows at the London art gallery earlier this year. Finally Sunday will see the debut major festival headline set from Foals, who recently released their acclaimed third album ‘Holy Fire’.