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Wednesday 24 October

Editors returned this year with their second album ‘An End Has A Start’, which went to number 1 in the UK. Having wowed crowds at the 2007 Glastonbury festival, the four-piece from Birmingham were accompanied by a string quartet at this special show.


Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch an interview with the band.

on the bbc

Radio 1
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 1 hosted Editors at KOKO.

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's James Cowdery.

  1. 21.03 - A string quartet.. No, no, a string 'trio' has come onstage. Confirmation: Editors have strings. Budget strings but strings nonetheless.
  2. 21. 08 - Editors are onstage! Tom launches into the guitar line from 'Bullets' and KOKO lights up. It's weird how a headline band shifts a venue up.
  3. 21.11 - Tom: "We are very proud and happy to be part of the Electric Proms this year."
  4. 21.19 - Editors anthem 'Blood' is destroying KOKO. There are mass outbreaks of jigging. Tom has taken off his scarf.
  5. 21.37 - Have come up to KOKO's VIP section. Its packed. I can see nothing. Duly return to the masses having learned valuable life lesson.

audience reviews

I thought the atmosphere was fantastic! Editors were on top form at Koko, Tom's vocals were breath-taking.The track they played live for the first time was not 'Push Your Head' as stated in the minutes above, it was 'Well Worn Hand'. And it was beautiful, as was 'Spiders' with strings.

Ian Wolstencroft
Immense performance, better than the brixton showsThey have so many great songs you can't help but sing along!!!

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