Despite U2, Coldplay and Beyonce headlining the three main days of the Glastonbury Festival in the UK and seemingly half the important bands in the world being on the line up, fans were treated to surprise gigs at the event by none other than Radiohead and Pulp over the weekend.  Thousands flocked to see Radiohead take to The Park Stage and perform a set laden with material from their recently released album The King of Limbs, where they were also joined by a second drummer. The band’s set was:

‘Lotus Flower’
’15 Step’
‘Morning Mr Magpie’
‘Little By Little’
‘All I Need’
‘Give Up The Ghost’
‘I Might Be Wrong’
‘The Daily Mail’
‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’

Pulp returned to the scene of their 1995 headline triumph to play a secret set on the same stage the following day, with front man Jarvis Cocker telling the crowd “Thanks Glastonbury, obviously it’s been a very important place for us.” Referring to their infamous 1995 headline slot when they filled in at the last minute after The Stone Roses cancelled and the band saw their career take off in to the stratosphere, he said  “When we played in ’95 things took off for us and we went in a strange orbit around the earth, and now we’re back home in one piece.” Pulp played:

‘Do You Remember The First Time?’
‘Acrylic Afternoons’
‘Something Changed’
‘Disco 2000’
‘Sorted For E’s & Wizz’
‘Like A Friend’
‘Live Bed Show’
‘This Is Hardcore’
‘Common People’

Not to be outdone, Mumford & Sons played to a massive crowd on The Other Stage, before treating fans to a late night secret gig at the festival’s Strummerville camping site, setting up to play a five song set that included a cover of Neil Young’s Dance Dance Dance. The band’s set ran:

‘Roll Away Your Stone’
‘Lover’s Eyes’
‘Dance Dance Dance’
‘Nothing Is Written’
‘The Cave’