“Hello Glastonbury, my name is Elton John,” joked frontman Josh Homme, a nod to the ‘Rocket Man’ singer headlining the Pyramid Stage at the same time as their set. The singer was met by kind cheers of “we love you Elton” from the crowd.
Homme kept the energy high throughout the night as he encouraged the crowd to “fuck shit up together”. “This is it motherfuckers. This is your last night,” he told the energetic moshers. ”Are you ready to have a good time? Are you ready to dance?”
Later in the set, the frontman dedicated ‘In The Fade’ to the late Mark Lanegan. “This is for my friend Mark Lanegan,” frontman Homme said of the grunge icon and former Queens of the Stone Age musician, who died last year. See the full set list from the performance below.
QOTSA made their Glastonbury debut in an earlier slot on the Other Stage back in 1999 and returned to the festival in 2002 before headlining The Other Stage in 2011. The band are currently on tour for their latest album, ‘In Times New Roman‘. The band recently announced their return to the UK as part of a 2023 European tour later this year.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s Glastonbury setlist was:
‘Smile’ (Peggy Lee song)
‘Go With the Flow’
‘The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret’
‘My God Is the Sun’
‘If I Had a Tail’
‘The Evil Has Landed’
‘Make It Wit Chu’ (With Rolling Stones’ ‘Miss You’ interlude)
‘The Way You Used to Do’
‘In The Fade’
‘God Is in the Radio’
‘No One Knows’
‘A Song for the Dead’
Sophie Ellis-Bextor also opened the famed Pyramid Stage but fans aren’t happy that the set wasn’t live-streamed.
Japanese Breakfast also had to cancel her 12:30pm set at The Other Stage over travel delays. She was replaced by Eaves Wilder. The Pyramid Stage was headlined by Elton John, playing his final show in the UK – check out the five-star NME review of the show here.
Just before John came on stage, Lil Nas X performed what fans described as an “incredible” slot on the Pyramid Stage.