Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke not worried about fans’ reaction to solo Glastonbury set

Singer says he thinks fans will start to 'headbutt each other in hysterics' during his set

Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke has told NME he’s not nervous about how he’ll be received by fans during his solo set at Glastonbury tomorrow (June 25).

Kele plays his first UK festival show as a solo artist on the John Peel Stage at Worthy Farm, and he says he’s confident he won’t be bottled off by Bloc Party fans shocked at his new dance-orientated direction.

“Of course that’s not going to happen,” Kele explained. “Let’s just all focus on the great exciting future that’s coming ahead of us, yeah? I mean, festivals are a weird thing – you’re playing to people who won’t be familiar with your music, and that’s going to be a challenge for me obviously. But it’s a challenge I definitely relish.”

To read the full interview with Kele, pick up a copy of this week’s NME (out nationwide now), which is celebrating Glastonbury‘s 40th anniversary with a special preview issue of this year’s festival.

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