Duffy asks Glastonbury crowd to keep their clothes on

'Mischievous' singer shines on Other Stage as weather improves

Duffy played Glastonbury‘s Other Stage in blazing sunshine this evening (June 28), urging the crowd not to get naked despite her “mischievous” streak.

The singer opened the set with ‘Syrup And Honey’, accompanied only by her guitarist.

Glastonbury, hello!” she declared midway through the song, before her full band emerged to play the last chord and then launch into ‘Rockferry’.

“How you doing? This is an unbelievable amount of people, and the sun is shining,” declared the singer, striding around the stage between songs.

Spotting several Welsh flags in the crowd, Duffy asked the bearers: “Are you behaving yourself? Beware, the Welsh are mischievous people!”

While performing free download track ‘Breaking My Own Heart’, Duffy explained: “If you want it you can go and get it, it’s a gift from me and Glastonbury.”

Later, introducing ‘Delayed Devotion’, Duffy told the crowd: “We want to move in the sun, but don’t take your clothes off, that’s happened to me before, the audience got naked.”

Duffy then told the crowd: “There’s a song I can’t get out of my head, I heard it on the radio on the way here. The chorus goes ‘You got me begging you for mercy’. Can you help me out Glastonbury?”

Number One single ‘Mercy’ then got a mass sing-along going in the crowd, before Duffy finished with the ABBA-esque ‘Distant Dreamer’.

Duffy played:

‘Syrup And Honey’


‘Hanging On To Love’


‘Warwick Avenue’

‘Breaking My Own Heart’

‘Stepping Stone’

‘Delayed Devotion’



‘Distant Dreamer’

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