Klaxons declare Glastonbury show ‘happiest of their life’

New rave trio are humbled by huge crowd at the Other Stage

Klaxons performed an “emotional” second Glastonbury set this afternoon (June 23) with the band declaring their slot on the Other Stage as the “happiest day in their entire life”.

Arriving onstage to be greeted by a huge crowd, singer Jamie Reynolds changed the opening line to their Kicks Like A Mule cover ‘The Bouncer’ to “If you’re not at the Other Stage at this time of day then you’re not coming in”, before launching into the track.

The new rave outfit were clearly overwhelmed by the size of the crowd, with Reynolds constantly thanking the audience in between songs from their debut album ‘Myths Of The Near Future’.


Addressing the throng as the band launched into Top Ten hit ‘Golden Skans’, Reynolds joked: “I had a dream last night where I had this vision that we’d play this stage and the sun would come out. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. I want to dedicate this song to everyone in the crowd.”

Like their gig at the Dance East Stage on Friday (June 22), the band made reference to their formation at the festival three years ago.

As the band closed their set with ‘Four Horsemen Of 2012’, guitarist Simon Davis dedicated the song to his granddad, before Reynolds chipped in: “This song is dedicated to a barbeque which I’m inviting you lot to.”

Speaking backstage after their memorable performance, Reynolds told NME.COM: “I can genuinely say it is the happiest day of my life today playing to that many people. It made me feel happier than I have ever been and I never expected so many people to turn up. I could just see a sea of people as far as my bad eyesight could see.”

He went on: “I am just getting into the festival now. By Monday I’m going to need a lift home so if anyone wants to give me a ride home I will be very happy.”

You can watch a video of the interview below now.


Klaxons played:

‘The Bouncer’

‘Atlantis To Interzone’

‘Hall Of Records’

‘Totem On The Timeline’

‘Golden Skans’

‘As Above So Below’

‘Two Receivers’


‘Gravity’s Rainbow’

‘Isle Of Her’

‘Not Over Yet’

‘Four Horsemen Of 2012’

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