Arctic Monkeys fans go wild as they play Mardy Bum at Glastonbury
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Arctic Monkeys fans at Glastonbury have been having a ball since the second Alex Turner and the band arrived on stage, but there's one song in particular that sent the crowd into an absolute frenzy.
Let's sing it together: "Well, now then, mardy bum / I've seen your frown and it's like looking down / The barrel of a gun / And it goes off."
It only took the first few seconds of 'Mardy Bum' for fans to show their appreciation in cheers and applause, and in no time the thousands of people gathered at Worthy Farm started singing along to the iconic song released in 2006.
The performance of the much-loved track came after the band performed a number of their other popular hits, including 'Crying Lightening', in what is their third-ever appearance at Glastonbury after previous sets in 2007 and 2013.
Thankfully, Turner seemed to remember most of the words to the song this time after he previously had to rely on the crowd for a cue while performing in his hometown of Sheffield earlier this month.
Instead of singing the well-known first verse of the song, Turner instead launched himself straight into the second verse, singing: "Oh, I'm in trouble again, aren't I? I thought as much."
The performance of 'Mardy Bum' was made all the more special for fans after a brief fear earlier this week that the band wouldn't be able to make the performance at all.
Concerns started to arise when the band cancelled a gig in Dublin on Tuesday (20 June) as frontman Turner was struck down with an illness.
The group announced the news of the cancellation in a statement, saying they were ‘extremely sorry’ and adding: "Alex is suffering from acute laryngitis, and following medical advice, has been ordered to rest. Alex and the band apologise for the huge disappointment this will inevitably cause to all their Irish fans.”
Thankfully, however, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis confirmed the Arctic Monkeys would be appearing on the stage as she spoke to BBC Radio 2's Zoe Ball earlier today, saying: “They're on.”
"It was a little bit close there for a minute and we were thinking about whether we should have a serious backup plan in place, but no, thankfully they're on, so that's great,” Eavis continued.
The band has been praised for their performance so far, with fans at home taking to Twitter to share their delight at the set.
"I could watch Arctic Monkeys all day," one wrote.
Unfortunately we won't have them all day, but hopefully the set has been enough to keep fans buzzing for a good while!