Thom Yorke appeared to taunt Theresa May by shouting “strong and stable” during Radiohead‘s Glastonbury headline set.
Yorke’s band took to the Pyramid Stage on Friday night (June 23), the third time they have headlined the festival following previous outings in 1997 and 2003.
After performing ‘Myxomatosis’, Yorke was heard shouting “strong and stable” repeatedly, May’s much-derided catchphrase during the UK general election.
Strong and Stable ft. Thom Yorke pic.twitter.com/W9NcxxppGS
— Amy Jones (@amybethjones) June 23, 2017
Radiohead then went on to play ‘Exit Music (for a Film)’, which ends with the lyrics: “We hope that you choke”.
Later, after ‘No Surprises’, Yorke said: “See you later, Theresa. Just shut the door on the way out.”
Thom Yorke shouting Strong & Stable at the end of Myxomatosis is already this year's highlight. What a set. #Radiohead
— Adam Keyworth (@adamkeyworth) June 23, 2017
Did I actually just see Thom Yorke repeatedly wail 'strong and stable' over the end of Myxomatosis? ?
— Teorstan (@teorstan) June 23, 2017
DId Thom Yorke just fucking lose it and repeatedly mocked Theresa May's strong and stable motto? Incredible. #radiohead #glastonbury
— Liam Moyles (@LiamMoyles) June 23, 2017
Radiohead played the following songs in total:
Exit Music (for a Film)
Everything in Its Right Place
You and Whose Army?
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
2 + 2 = 5
Fake Plastic Trees
Earlier in the day, Lorde gave a live debut to her song ‘The Louvre’ during her captivating set on The Other Stage at Glastonbury 2017.
The ‘Melodrama’ artist took to Worthy Farm’s second biggest stage for a high-profile slot at 8:45pm, delivering an eye-catching set that delved into both her recently-released second album and her 2013 debut ‘Pure Heroine’.
Lord Buckethead, the viral sensation of the UK general election, has introduced Sleaford Mods at Glastonbury festival.
The Nottingham duo played the Park Stage on Friday night (June 23), taking to the stage at 9pm.
Ahead of their performance, Buckethead – who ran against Theresa May in her Maidenhead constituency earlier this month – took to the stage to give a few words before Sleaford Mods’ set. He described the group as “irreplaceable and unfathomable”.
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey performed an impromptu song honouring Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis during the band’s secret set on The Park Stage.
The Manchester band took to the stage as The Park’s secret special guests, with the set celebrating the tenth anniversary of the stage.
Clearly in a jovial mood – at one point during the performance, Garvey downed the entirety of his drink before placing the cup on his head and asking for another Guinness, joking: “That’s how I maintain my Olympian physique” – the frontman decided to give the boisterous crowd a rendition of a new ‘song’ that he dedicated to Glastonbury’s founder.
The xx described Glastonbury as the “best festival in the world” during their Pyramid Stage set, recalling having their “happiest moments ever” at the festival.
The London trio followed Royal Blood on the festival’s main stage, taking to the stage at 7.30pm.
Halfway through the set, vocalist/bassist Oliver Sim told the crowd: “This is the best festival in the world. It really is. I’ve had some of my happiest moments ever here.”
He then remembered: “In 2011, I came here with a broken foot. I was watching Beyoncé over there and I was dancing with one leg, having a great time. And in 2013, I came here and I fell off the back of the Other Stage onto my face. It didn’t stop me, I still had a great time.”