The Manchester band took to the stage as The Park’s secret special guests, with the set celebrating the tenth anniversary of the stage.
Clearly in a jovial mood – at one point during the performance, Garvey downed the entirety of his drink before placing the cup on his head and asking for another Guinness, joking: “That’s how I maintain my Olympian physique” – the frontman decided to give the boisterous crowd a rendition of a new ‘song’ that he dedicated to Glastonbury’s founder.
“One day, a dairy farmer had an idea,” Garvey began in song, imploring the crowd to do a call-and-response. “And that’s why we’re here. He decided, year on year, to throw the best party, in the world.”
Watch the moment below.
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) June 23, 2017
Elsewhere in Elbow’s secret set, Garvey displayed what appeared to be a new ‘worker bee’ tattoo – a symbol which has come to symbolise the enduring spirit of Manchester in the wake of last month’s terror attack in the city.
Elbow’s setlist from their secret set on The Park stage can be found below.
The Bones of You
Magnificent (She Says)
Grounds for Divorce
One Day Like This
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