London Grammar gave an emotional headline performance on Glastonbury‘s Park Stage tonight (June 30). Here’s what they played.

Lead singer Hannah Reid was visibly stunned as she took to the stage prior to the band’s third Glastonbury performance. Their seminal slot on the Park Stage marked 10 years since they first appeared at Worthy Farm.

Appropriately, they delivered a pensive, emotional setlist spanning their three, critically acclaimed albums. But it wasn’t all moodiness, with Reid promising to bring “party vibes” at the end.

The band opened with ‘Hey Now’, from their 2013 debut album ‘If You Wait’, before playing “Californian Soil’ and ‘How Does It Feel’ from 2021’s ‘Californian Soil‘.

Reid made sure to acknowledge the solemn tone that defines much of their discography, telling the crowd: “What I think made us have some success is we’re really good at selling sadness. So the next three songs, you’re not allowed to be happy anymore.” Guitarist Dan Rothman then joked: “And the next three after that.”

Giving fans a taste of their new era, they played their latest track ‘Into Gold’, that came out last week, as well as ‘House’. The songs are taken from their forthcoming LP ‘The Greatest Love’ which is set for release on September 13 (pre-order/pre-save here).

The performance also featured an appearance from electronic musician George Fitzgerald, who Reid introduced by saying: “We do sometimes let other people into the band. Only sometimes.” Fitzgerald joined for ‘Baby It’s You’, after Reid called him “The nicest man in music, but also the most talented.”

All in all, their biggest Glastonbury set to date was an emotional affair, with Reid visibly on the brink of tears by the time closer ‘Strong’ came around. “I’m not gonna cry, it’s ok!” she said before fans erupted into the songs’ pensive chorus and her face fell into her hands.

London Grammar’s Glastonbury 2024 setlist was:

‘Hey Now’
‘Californian Soil’
‘How Does It Feel’
‘Nightcall’
‘House’
‘Hell To The Liars’
‘Wasting My Young Years’
‘Big Picture’
‘Lord It’s a Feeling’
‘Into Gold’
‘Baby It’s You’ 
‘Lose Your Head’
‘Metal & Dust’
’Strong’

Speaking to NME last April, Major teased that London Grammar were “definitely getting there” with their next project. “We’re all really excited, because it’s been a little while – as it always is with us,” he explained.

This coincided with comments shared by Rothman in July 2022, when he told NME that the band had “been working on” their fourth album throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Similarly, London Grammar previously said in an interview with NME that their next LP could be their “best one yet”. At the time, Reid said it would contain “a lot of deep, philosophical questions about life, relationships and love”.

Glastonbury is coming to an end now, but you can read a recap of Coldplay‘s electric headlining set on Saturday, which scored them a four-star review. Elsewhere, Little Simz‘s Pyramid performance marked her bid as a future headliner, while Camila Cabello’s Worthy Farm debut was chaotic.



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