KEANE celebrated the album that “changed their lives” on Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage under the beating Somerset sun this afternoon.

The band (Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin) are currently on their ‘Hopes and Fears 20’ tour to mark two decades since the release of their debut album, which spent five weeks at the top of the UK albums chart.

They took to the stage for their hour-long set at 4pm, where they were met by the “incredible sight” of throngs of people in the Pyramid arena.

 “My legs feel like jelly,” said Chaplin.

“Thank you so much everyone who’s turned out to see us.

“We need your help. All that we ask is that you clap your hands for us, that you do some dancing and you put your arm around someone that you love and sing your hearts out.”

Rice-Oxley and Chaplin are interviewed before their Pyramid Stage appearance.Rice-Oxley and Chaplin are interviewed before their Pyramid Stage appearance. (Image: Tom Leese/PA)

They opened their set with Bend and Break and rattled through plenty of other songs from Hopes and Fears, including crowd favourites Everybody’s Changing and Somewhere Only We Know.

They also brought some of their biggest hits from Under The Iron Sea (2006) and Strangeland (2012).

But recognising the impact of Hopes and Fears – which the band first played on Glastonbury’s Other Stage in 2004 – was at the forefront of the performance.

Chaplin told the crowd: “It was just amazing how much the record meant to people, and it changed our lives, and it’s lovely to be back here to celebrate it 20 years later.”

He also found time to channel his “inner Freddie Mercury” while getting the field geed up for You Are Young during the “overwhelming” experience.

Before finishing the set with What Do I Know, the lead vocalist said: “I’m going to need to lay down in a dark room for a bit!

“When our record came out 20 years ago, we didn’t really savour it, we didn’t really take it in. To be able to come back today and soak it in is the stuff of dreams.”

Keane will also perform at the sold-out Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza with Hothouse Flowers and the Shepton Mallet Big Band on August 3.