Sunday was a perfect music feast at Glastonbury Festival. While The Rocket Man, aka Sir Elton John, was playing his farewell gig on Pyramid Stage, the fans of heavier sounds enjoyed Other Stage set by Queens Of The Stone Age.
It wasn’t the first Glastonbury rodeo for Josh Hommes and his bandmates. The band appeared on the Other Stage in 1999, 2002 and 2011. Over a decade later, they are back at Worthy Farm to close the festival’s second most significant stage.
The 15-song-long set brought QOTSA’s greatest hits and some of the songs from their latest album, In Times New Roman. Go With The Flow, No One Knows, The Way You Used To Do, A Song for The Dead, mixed perfectly with new tracks Paper Machete and Carnavoyeur.
The set is everything that you would expect from the rock veterans. It’s sweaty and noisy, triggers BBC warnings for vulgar language, and ends up with a perfect mosh pit. If you missed it, you can still catch up on IPlayer on demand or grab pair of tickets for the upcoming UK arena tour.
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