Prodigy get Glastonbury festival raving with headline slot

Liam Howlett's band play top of Other Stage bill on final day of bash

The Prodigy turned the Other Stage into an enormous rave tonight (June 28) as they played a headline slot on the second biggest stage at the festival.

Liam Howlett‘s band induced mass dancing and flag-waving at Worthy Farm by playing a series of their 1990s dance classics plus more recent material.

“Where the fuck’s Glastonbury?” yelled vocalist Maxim as the band bounced on stage and launched into opener ‘World’s On Fire’, one of the many songs performed from the band’s recent album ‘Invaders Must Die’.

Co-singer Keith Flint leapt into the photo pit as the song finished while Maxim teased the crowd.

“You know when it gets too hot to handle?” he said, before one of the band’s biggest hits. “You’ve got to… ‘Breathe’!”

After a standard performance of the song, Howlett morphed it into a dubstep version.

“The last time we were at Glastonbury it was 1998,” Maxim explained later in the set. “It’s been a long time coming, and it’s been a long time overdue!”

Flint and Maxim faced off and traded vocals on ‘Their Law’ while, later in the set, ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Voodoo People’ were met with huge cheers and dancing in the audience.

The Prodigy brought their headline set to a close with an encore that included ‘Diesel Power’, their controversial hit ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ and euphoric closer ‘Out Of Space’.

The Prodigy played:

‘World’s On Fire’
‘Breathe (dubstep version)’
‘Their Law’
‘Warrior’s Dance’
‘Run With The Wolves’
‘Voodoo People’
‘Omen (reprise)’
‘Invaders Must Die’
‘Diesel Power’
‘Smack My Bitch Up’
‘Take Me To The Hospital’
‘Out Of Space’

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