Radiohead’s Glastonbury headline set celebrated 20 years of OK Computer

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But there was still time to lay into contemporary politics

This month marked the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s masterpiece OK Computer, a record that helped re-route the course of rock music into the new millennium and beyond. In recognition, the band dedicated a sizeable part of their Friday night (23 June) headline slot at Glastonbury to revisiting some much-loved OK Computer tracks.

Lucky, Airbag, Exit Music (for a Film), Let Down, Street Spirit (Fade Out) and Paranoid Android were all played live alongside cuts from the band’s sizeable back catalogue taking in A Moon-Shaped Pool, Kid A, Hail to the Thief, The King of Limbs and more. The encore included, perhaps not surprisingly, No Surprises with the line “bring down the government, they don’t care about us” drawing a huge cheer. They closed with Karma Police.

It wasn’t the only political moment. Thom Yorke mocked Theresa May’s “strong and stable” refrain and, later, referred to “useless politicians”. The crowd responded by chanting Jeremy Corbyn’s name. At one point Thom Yorke quipped: “See ya Theresa. Just shut the door on your way out”.

You can see the full setlist and some real time reactions from Twitter below.


1. Daydreaming
2. Lucky
3. Ful Stop
4. Airbag
5. 15 Step
6. Myxomatosis
7. Exit Music (For A Film)
8. Pyramid Song
9. Everything In It’s Right Place
10. Let Down
11. Bloom
12. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
13. Idioteque
14. You And Whose Army?
15. There There
16. Bodysnatchers
17. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Encore 1
18. No Surprises
19. Nude
20. 2+2=5
21. Paranoid Android
22. Fake Plastic Trees
Encore 2
23. Lotus Flower
24. Creep
25. Karma Police