Arcade Fire at Glastonbury 2014: Best songs to download and why you should watch their set

Expect a host of special guests and a ton of glitter

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Who are they? A newly experimental Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, fronted by enigmatic husband and wife duo Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, and flanked by Win's brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

When are they performing?  On Friday, on the Pyramid Stage from 22.00 - 23.45

When can I catch her on TV? If you can’t make it to Glastonbury this year, or just don’t fancy wading through the mud and people, Arcade Fire’s set will be played on BBC Two from 23.00 onwards on Friday.

Why watch their set? Even if you weren’t a fan of electro-indie LP Neon Bible, or the sombre tone of their first album Funeral, you’re bound to revel in the carnival atmosphere of tracks from the band’s calypso-infused, glam-rock concoction Reflektor.

Plus, if their set is any mirror of their recent shows in London, expect a host of special guests, a ton of glitter and some pretty impressive giant head masks, too. 


Best Arcade Fire songs to download:

"It's Never Over"

"Keep The Car Running"

"Joan Of Arc"

"Flashbulb Eyes

"Neighbourhood 1# (Tunnels)"

Recommended for Arcade Fire fans: Pixies are on The Other stage on Saturday from 21.00 – 22.00. No introduction needed.