Pigeon Detectives try to bring rain to Glastonbury

Band say they missed out on the early festival showers

The Pigeon Detectives played an energetic set on the Other Stage this evening (June 29), during which they tried to bring rain and thunder down on the sun-drenched Glastonbury.

The Leeds band played a slew of songs from their recent second album, ‘Emergency’, plus older favourites including ‘I Found Out’, ‘Romantic Type’ and ‘Take Her Back’.

“I’ll let you in on a secret,” singer Matt Bowman told the crowd five songs into the set. “I’ve bought a brand new rain coat and wellies and I haven’t had a chance to use them yet.”

He then made the crowd put their hands in the air for a “rain dance”, leading the audience to sway their arms in the air as the band began playing ‘Nothing To Do With You’.

Later during ‘I’m A Liar’, the frontman climbed the speaker stack to the left of the stage and sang in front of the big screen.

The Pigeon Detectives ended their set with a raucous rendition of ‘I’m Not Sorry’ to make way for The Zutons, who are set to play next on the Other Stage.

The Pigeon Detectives played:

‘This Is An Emergency’

‘I Found Out’

‘I’m Not Gonna Take This’

‘Keep On Your Dress’

‘Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye’

‘Nothing To Do With You’

‘Romantic Type’

‘Better Not Look My Way’

‘I’m A Liar’

‘I Can’t Control Myself’

‘Everybody Wants Me’

‘Take Her Back’

‘Say It Like You Mean It’

‘You Don’t Need It’

‘Wait For Me’

‘I’m Not Sorry’

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