Fucked Up’s Pink Eyes leads Glastonbury conga

Singer bursts through John Peel Tent crowd

Fucked Up played a typically raucous set at Glastonbury this afternoon (June 26), which saw singer Pink Eyes climb a 20ft rigging, then later leap into the crowd to lead a conga.

The Canadian punk-rockers arrived on the John Peel Stage at 2pm (BST) to play a set that included ‘Crooked Head’, ‘Crusades’ and ‘Police’.

Pink Eyes began the show by climbing the rigging to sing from 20ft high.


Later he crowd-surfed on his back while singing, then burst through the audience to lead an enormous conga as he headed to the mixing desk at the back of the tent, which he mounted to sing from.

“I’m not bragging, but I think we’re the heaviest band at Glastonbury,” the singer exclaimed from the stage shortly before the latter incident.

He added: “Actually there’s Spinal Tap, Status Quo, Fucked Up then Lily Allen.”

The frontman eventually returned to the stage, leading a cheer for the security guards, noting that often such in-crowd antics get the band’s shows cancelled mid-set.

He signed off by making reference to Michael Jackson‘s death yesterday (June 25). “Forget about MJ,” he said. “It’s about JP [John Peel].”

Fucked Up played:


‘Son The Father’
‘Magic Word’
‘David Comes To Life’
‘Crooken Head’
‘Black Albino Bones’
‘Twice Born’
‘Vivian Girls’
‘Baiting The Public’

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