Doves close opening night on Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage

Trio round off the day with a storming set and a blast from the past

Doves headlined the John Peel Stage tonight (June 26) as the first day of Glastonbury 2009 drew to a close.

Performing in front of a loud, enthusiastic crowd, the trio immediately had the audience bouncing along to the likes of ‘Pounding’ and 10.03′.

“Listen, no Manchester,” joked Jimi Goodwin with the crowd midway through the set after there were chants for the band’s home city. “Glastonbury! You’ve got to broaden your horizons, lads.”

Later Goodwin toasted the crowd, declaring them “magic people” before raising a drink to the other bands headlining the festival tonight.

He then introduced ‘The Cedar Room’, declaring the song got its “first play on this stage [the then-new band stage] in 1998!”

The band briefly left the stage afterwards, but returned for an encore featuring ‘Here It Comes’, ‘There Goes The Fear’ and – by their original incarnation Sub Sub – closer ‘Spaceface’.

The band then left the stage with giant images of John Peel projected onto their backdrop.

Doves played:

‘Winter Hill’
‘The Greatest Denier’
‘Kingdom Of Rust’
‘Black And White Town’
‘The Outsiders’
‘The Cedar Room’
‘Here It Comes’
‘There Goes The Fear’

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