Radiohead take aim during ‘strong and stable’ May during Glastonbury


GLASTONBURY, England Britain’s Radiohead returned to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on Friday, 20 years after a mythological opening during a festival, with a set that mocked Prime Minister Theresa May’s choosing debate and pulled songs from scarcely all of their albums.

The rope from Oxfordshire, England, initial headlined in 1997, one of a wettest years in a festival’s history, when they carried a humid throng with strain from their manuscript “OK Computer”.

Featuring songs about alienation, capitalism and complicated technology, a band’s third manuscript sounds infrequently prophetic in a politically divided and concerned Britain in 2017.

Fans approaching “OK Computer” to underline heavily in a set on Friday, a same day a chronicle of a manuscript was re-released, including marks that did not make a cut 20 years ago, called “OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017”.

The rope non-stop with “Daydreaming” from final year’s “A Moon Shaped Pool”, followed by “Lucky”, a initial of a horde of “OK Computer” marks that enclosed “Exit Music (For a Film)”, “Let Down”, “Paranoid Android” and “Karma Police”.

Singer Thom Yorke altered a verse during a finish of a strain “Myxomatosis” to “strong and stable”, apparently derisive a aphorism that May solid many times in her campaign.

“See we after Theresa; Shut a doorway on a approach out,” Yorke said, in one of his few addresses to a crowd.

May has nonetheless to form a fast supervision in Britain, some-more than dual weeks after an vague inhabitant election.


Radiohead’s two-hour uncover went down good with fans, though left some newcomers underwhelmed, evidenced by a solid tide of people streamer off to other stages.

Tom Martin, a 30-year aged from Cork, Ireland, was not unhappy by a rope he had prolonged followed. “It was a best gig I’ve ever seen,” he said.

Earlier in a day, English twin Royal Blood drew a outrageous Pyramid Stage throng for a masterclass in straight, tough stone as their second manuscript “How Did We Get So Dark?” went true to a tip of a charts.

Lead thespian and guitarist Mike Kerr, who shaped a rope with drummer Ben Thatcher in 2013, pronounced personification a categorical theatre during a world’s biggest greenfield festival was “life-changing, terrifying and ridiculous”.

The festival started with a notation of overpower on Friday morning in memory of new apprehension attacks and a harmful Grenfell Tower glow before Hacienda Classical eased revelers into a initial day of music.

Peter Hook, a drum actor from Manchester bands Joy Division and New Order, led a throng in reflecting on “our hopes and a prayers for life, adore and freedom, a things we are here to celebrate”.

Other performers on a categorical theatre during Worthy Farm in south-west England, enclosed 81-year-old Kris Kristofferson and English indie rope a xx.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Bill Rigby)


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