Radiohead singer Thom Yorke produces a captivating secret gig at Latitude

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke played an eerie secret set in the forest in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The cat got out of the bag early and thousands tried to make their way to the iArena only to be turned away.

For those who did make it in the intense skittering beats, strange imagery and force of personality made up for an intriguing spectacle.

Although Yorke stuck firmly in the realms of his own solo work he did play some of his older songs closing with Harrowdown Hill, a song written in response to Dr David Kelly's death during the Iraq War inquiry.

Earlier in the night Yorke had joined headliners Portishead in the Obelisk Arena to sing The Rip alongside Beth Gibbons.


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For much of the performance the singer danced around behind his equipment but from time to time he would come to the front to wail a few ethereal lines or pluck some rippling notes over the top of the beat.

The performance was a slightly weird but captivating way to end the night.

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