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Performing as group ‘The Smile‘ – and taking their name from a Ted Hughes poem – the trio will appear on the Glastonbury livestream with their debut performance at 11:05pm BST. The 5-hour global livestream will begin tonight at 7pm BST.
Yorke also posted a tweet announcing the news, describing his new musical project as “a collaboration with Nigel Godrich,” Radiohead’s long-term producer.
Speaking about the announcement, Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis added: “We’re truly honoured that Thom and Jonny have chosen our livestream event to premiere their brand new project, The Smile.
“Sadly, we are all unable to gather together at Worthy Farm, but alongside sets from other wonderful performers, this has all the makings of a special Glastonbury moment – and one we can broadcast to the world.”
You can see the announcement from Glastonbury along with all set times below:
Our #LiveAtWorthyFarm SPECIAL GUESTS!
Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & Tom Skinner – aka The Smile – with their debut performance as part of our 5-hour global livestream.
Tonight from 7pm BST (timed worldwide & Sunday screenings also available).
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) May 22, 2021
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) May 22, 2021
Glastonbury ‘Live At Worthy Event’ – Set times for May 22
7.00pm: Wolf Alice
7.25pm: Michael Kiwanuka
7.55pm: George Ezra
9.50pm: Damon Albarn
10.35pm: Jorja Smith
11:05 pm: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner as The Smile
12:00am DJ Honey Dijon ft Róisín Murphy
Earlier this week (May 20), a teaser of what to expect from the event dropped on social media.
Also on the bill for the festival’s one-off special are Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Róisín Murphy and Honey Dijon, who together will take viewers on a “five-hour journey through all of those spots that you know from Worthy Farm”.
Glastonbury Festival was cancelled for the second year running earlier in 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.