Swim Deep were among the first bands to take to the stage at the second day of Glastonbury 2015, appearing on The Other Stage while The Unthanks opened the Pyramid Stage.
The Birmingham band opened with ‘Francisco’, ‘Honey’ and the poppy ‘Namaste’. After the latter, frontman Austin Williams told the crowd: “I’m tired and hung over but I’ve never been happier.” Later, he said “We used to say, ‘Thank you Glastonbury’ when we had our first gigs, it got a few laughs.”
‘One Great Song And I Could Change The World’ had a new breakdown with cowbells and rasping synths, and ‘Changes The Weather’ was introduced as “a love song for the one I love”.
Before playing ‘Reach To My Brother’, Williams – wearing a T-shirt featuring Robin Williams in character in the 1970s TV show Mork & Mindy – told the crowd to “Go and buy ‘My Love Is Cool’” – the debut album by Wolf Alice.
Frank Turner, who followed Swim Deep on the stage, also dedicated a song to “my good friends in Wolf Alice”.
The Libertines perform a secret set on The Pyramid Stage, filling the gap in the line-up left vacant when Florence + The Machine stepped up to the headline slot to replace the injured Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters.
The group played new tracks ‘Gunga Gin’, ‘You’re My Waterloo’ and ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’, which was performed for the very first time. Co-frontman Pete Doherty dedicated a song to his late friend Alan Wass, who died of a heart attack in April this year. Doherty said: “Mr Alan Wass if you’re up there looking down, I’m down here looking up.”
Florence And The Machine’s last-minute headline set on the Pyramid Stage saw the singer running into the crowd and covering Foo Fighters track ‘Times Like These’ in tribute to Dave Grohl, who was forced to pull out of the top spot when he broke his leg earlier this month.
Swim Deep played:
‘One Great Song And I Could Change The World’
‘Changes The Weather’
‘Reach To My Brother’