Watch Full Glastonbury 2011 Sets by Fleet Foxes, Radiohead, Warpaint, Cee-lo Green, Janelle Monae and Others; Plus Highlights From U2, TV on the Radio, Coldplay, More…

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Nearly 180,000 people braved mud, rain and a heatwave to attend Glastonbury – the music festival held annually since 1970 on southwest England’s 900 acre Worthy Farm in Pilton – from Wednesday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 26th (most of the action taking place on the final three days) .  The Pyramid (main) stage featured a variety of performers: Two Door Cinema, B.B. King, Morrissey, U2, Tame Impala, Coldplay, The Low Anthem, Don McLean, Paul Simon, Beyonce and more.  Additional stages were highlighted by Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, Chemical Brothers, Cold War Kids, The Go! Team, DJ Shadow, OK Go, Caribou, Warpaint, Gruff Rhys and Lykki Li, among dozens more.

Numerous sets are streaming in full at videobam, including:

  • Fleet Foxes’ full Glastonbury streams at videobam, here
  • Warpaint’s full set is here (watch “Undertow” above)
  • Cee-lo Green’s full set is here (to watch “Crazy” isolated from the rest of the set click here)
  • Janelle Monae’s full set is here (watch just “Tightrope” here, or ‘Cold War/Tightrope/Come Alive’ in the player at the bottom of this page)
  • The Kills here
  • Two Door Cinema Club here (“What You Know” here)
  • Queens of the Stone Age here (“No One Knows” here)
  • Noah and the Whale here
  • Morrissey here
  • Kaiser Chiefs here (“Kind of Girl You Are” here)

Additionally, the BBC is streaming video of U2’s “I Will Follow” (also embedded below), Paul Simon’s “So Beautiful or So What“, B.B. King’s ‘Why I Sing the Blues“, The Chemical Brother’s “Don’t Think” and others.

Friday’s highlights included Fleet Foxes and Cee Lo Green (who covered both “Iron Man” and “War Pigs” in the first few minutes of his set, followed with a sweet blend of his solo and Gnarls Barkley tunes, and closed with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”).  Elsewhere, a large balloon during U2’s headling set reading “U Pay Tax 2?” caught the eye of the media stirring controversy after-the-fact (a stunt by political pressure group Art Uncut in protest of the band’s tax-dodging move to the Netherlands).

Making up for their last-minute cancellation at last year’s Glastobury, U2’s headlined a rainy Friday night to mixed reviews and was overshadowed by both a “surprise” (read: unlisted on the original schedule, but officially confirmed earlier that day and widely known about) Radiohead set earlier that day and Saturday headliners Coldplay.  Among other Radiohead highlights were new song, “The Daily Mail” – recently announced to be part of their upcoming From the Basement session.

brooklynvegan “Radiohead brought Portishead drummer Clive Deamer as a guest to play with Philip Selway. Their setlist was almost entirely made up of The King of Limbs and In Rainbows tracks, and recent non-album material, except for Amnesiac’s “I Might Be Wrong.” They also surprised fans of their earlier work by playing “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” as an encore.”

Fan footage of most of Radiohead’s set has been posted on YouTube by Polar1One and others.  Some highlights: opener”Lotus Flower” (live debut), “15 Step“, “Seperator“, “Staircase” and “Bloom“…

More a “secret” than Radiohead’s set was their frontman and producer, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, DJing “in a crashed aeroplane fuselage where we and our friends were… until dawn.  XL clarified it was a “4 hour DJ set in the Fuselage (a club inside a crashed airplane) on Saturday night.”  Of all the songs played 17 were identified in that deadairspace post linked above.  They are:

1. Get Off (Rob3 remix) by Blaqstarr & Diplo
2. Madame Hollywood by Felix da Housecat
3. Raid by Madvillain and Medaphor (and Madlib)
4. Quiet Dog by Mos Def
5. Pon da Floor by Major Lazer
6. On a Ragga Tip SL2
7. Fog Bank by Boy 8-bit
8. Feral (lone remix) by errr us and lone
9. Seamonkey(untold rmx) by Moderat
10. Kill bill Vol 4 by modeselektor
11. Undoing the laces by Nathan Fake
12. Mad again by Boy 8bit
13. Organ donor by Dj SHAdow
14. Original Nutter by Uk Apache with Shy Fx
15. I can’t stop this feeling(pangea rmx ) by Untold
16. why by Pangea
17. Night of the living baseheads by public enemy

Coldplay showered Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage with confetti, balloons, lasers, fireworks, warm music and fuzzy vibes on Saturday, June 25th.  Their songs sounded more anthemic than ever as the massive crowd – Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z among them – ecstatically danced and sang along.  Fans around the world unable to make it to the festival watched on TV –  including an American telecast that night on VH1 – and via  BBC footage pirated onto YouTube (since deleted for copyright violation).  The performance came the day after the band self-leaked their new song “Moving to Mars” on youtube/ColdplayTV (listen here) – just as they did “Major Minus” (listen here) the day before that.  Both new songs are part of the Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall EP out June 27th, and the latter was one of four new songs highlighting the band’s other-wise hit-filled Glasto set.

brooklynvegan “Headliner Beyonce played a hits-heavy set with some pretty interesting cover song choices (King of Leon’s “Sex on Fire,” Etta James’ “At Last”). But more even more interestingly, Tricky joined her on stage for a pretty inexplicable guest appearance on “Baby Boy.” The trip-hop pioneer took a mic and uttered some sparse vocals as Beyonce and her backup singers belted the song.”

You might also be interested in Psych Explorations of the Future Heart’s Glastonbury 2010 coverage:

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