What was Radiohead’s Glastonbury 2017 setlist and why was it called ‘perfect’ by some?

What was Radiohead’s Glastonbury 2017 setlist and why was it called ‘perfect’ by some

Radiohead performed at Glastonbury 2017 this weekend (Friday night, 23rd June, 2017), 20 years since they first appeared on the Glastonbury stage.

But it wasn’t just any old Radiohead performance this year. Neither for their performance nor for their set list.

Instead, the performance was called ‘career-spinning‘ and ‘perfect’ by several music journalism outlets, and the set list itself was called the best they have ever done.

So, what was Radiohead’s Glastonbury 2017 setlist? And was it as perfect as many are saying?

Well, let’s see — Radiohead’s performance lasted for two and a half hours, which was a feat in and of itself, and included at least one song from every single studio album Radiohead has ever released.

The set started off with ‘Daydreaming‘ and moved into ‘Lucky‘, ‘Ful Stop’ and then ‘Airbag‘. It also included ‘Myxomatosis‘, ‘You and Whose Army?‘, and ‘Bodysnatchers’, with ‘Nude‘, ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, ‘Karma Police‘ and, of course, their iconic and most well-loved song ‘Creep’ showing up in the two encores.

All in all, I’ve seen a fair few Radiohead concerts in my time and I’d have to agree with just about every other critic. Radiohead’s Glastonbury 2017 performance was the best one they have ever given, and the set list was a dream.

Not sold? You can watch just over an hour of the Radiohead BBC-recorded performance in the Twitch video below to find out for yourself, and check out the full setlist of the concert below that.

Watch live video from GlastonburyFestival on www.twitch.tv

Here’s the list in its entirety:

Ful Stop
5 Step
Exit Music (For A Film)
Pyramid Song
Everything In It’s Right Place
Let Down
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
You And Whose Army?
There There
Street Spirit

Encore 1
No Surprises
Paranoid Android
Fake Plastic Trees

Encore 2
Lotus Flower
Karma Police

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.

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