Editors test out new material at Glastonbury

Tom Smith and co thrill Pyramid Stage crowd

Editors have played one of their biggest festival sets to date at Glastonbury this evening (June 27).

Returning after a break while frontman Tom Smith became a father, the band used their set on the Pyramid Stage to test out new material.

“Thank you very much, it’s our absolute pleasure to be here,” declared a suited Smith as the group began their set, adding: “thank you for sharing it with us.”


The band then dropped in the new song, called ‘No Sound But The Wind’, after which Smith joked “this is also a new song” as the band followed it with early single ‘Bullets’.

The four-piece then tore through a series of live favourites, including ‘Blood’, revamped B-side ‘You Are Fading’ and ‘Munich’, which Smith started off by playing as a slow lament before the rest of Editors burst in at full pace.

Editors then continued to mix songs from their two albums, before wrapping the set up with 2007 single ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’.

Editors played:


‘An End Has A Start’


‘Escape The Nest’

‘All Sparks’

‘No Sound But The Wind’



‘You Are Fading’


‘The Weight Of The World’

‘Fingers In The Factories’

‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’

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