A Radiohead-led trio of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner will premiere their new project at Glastonbury’s ‘Live at Worthy Farm’ event this evening.
Filmed across an empty Glastonbury festival site, the stream of performances would feature the likes of Coldplay and Damon Albarn and has been highly publicised as a way of tapping into the festival spirit and, as with any festival, there’s always a chance of a supergroup collaboration.
It was announced earlier today that the collaboration for the highly-anticipated Glastonbury festival live stream event would see Radiohead frontman join his bandmate, Johnny Greenwood, for a potent collaboration with Tom Skinner.
Named after a Ted Hughes poem the project will also see contributions from Nigel Godrich, a longtime collaborator of Radiohead who also features in Atoms for Peace with Thom Yorke.
“This has all the makings of a special Glastonbury moment,” said organiser Emily Eavis of the exciting moment, scheduled for 11pm this evening. The event has so far been hampered by technical issues but a live stream of the event is now up and running.
After customers were left unable to access the live stream, Eavis took to Twitter to confirm the collaboration, along with the other performances, would be shown as soon as possible: “I am so sorry about the problems with the stream … we will obviously make sure we show the whole film again from tomorrow too and give you the chance to catch up on any bits you missed.”
Our #LiveAtWorthyFarm SPECIAL GUESTS!— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) May 22, 2021
Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & Tom Skinner – aka The Smile – with their debut performance as part of our 5-hour global livestream.
Tonight from 7pm BST (timed worldwide & Sunday screenings also available).
Tickets: https://t.co/QTGMwcTlhK pic.twitter.com/WYtubXEq7Z