Radiohead were forced to walk off stage twice after sound issues plagued their headline set at Coachella.
The British rockers, who were headlining the Californian festival for the third time, were hit with a barrage of technical issues just three songs into their set on Friday (14Apr17). The sound reportedly completely cut off multiple times, prompting the Creep hitmakers to walk off stage twice.
The issues began during the track 15 Step, with the final two minutes of the track being inaudible to the crowd. However, the rockers were unaware of the issues, and carried on performing. When the track ended, frontman Thom Yorke led his band off the stage after being notified the speakers were down, and returned again after four minutes.
The sound cut out again during the song Let Down, forcing the rockers to leave the stage for a second time, Variety reports.
Technicians rushed to fix the broken speakers, and Radiohead eventually returned to complete their headline set after a five-minute break.
“Can you actually hear me?” Yorke asked the disgruntled crowd. “I’d like to tell a joke to lighten the mood. But we’re Radiohead so f**k it.”
With the technical issues seemingly fixed, the rockers finished their two-hour set, which included their iconic hits Street Spirit, Creep, Paranoid Android and Karma Police.
“Oh good you’re still here,” Yorke quipped as the clock struck midnight at the Indio festival.
The rockers will be hoping the sound issues have been resolved as they are due to return to play the second weekend of Coachella on 21 April (17). Lady Gaga is Saturday’s headliner at the two weekend festival, after she replaced a heavily pregnant Beyonce in February, and Kendrick Lamar will headline on Sunday.