Orbital took to the main stage last night as headliners following The Cure's three-hour set. They told 2fm's Jenny Greene that they would love to work with Robert Smith and Stephen Hawking.

Fresh from performing at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic games, Orbital chatted to Jenny Greene on 2FM ahead of their set at Electric Picnic last night.

Hawking, who opened the ceremony as narrator, was also featured in the song the duo played. They said: "He was fantastic. He was great fun which is quite hard for him to convey, you know he can't move a muscle but he’s so game for a laugh."

"He wants to release a track, we gave him a cd, he’s such a raver, such a laugh," the duo added.

Speaking to Greene about their five-year hiatus which ended in 2009, the band said: "When we stopped we wanted to stop, that was the end of it, when we started again we wanted to start. Sometimes you have to stop something to get the perspective on it to see what you’re missing."

Speaking about how their comeback spiralled into an album and worldwide touring, they added: "We just thought give it a try and see if peple want it. You don’t know do you, but it's gotten such a lovely response. There was no great plan, it was just a natural progression."

Orbital played last night following The Cure's historic three-hour long set on the main stage and said they would love to work with Robert Smith. "We're always trying to nail him down," they added.

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