After an incredibly exhaustive five-hour set, Blur frontman Damon Albarn was finally carried off stage by security at the Roskilde Festival.

The 47-year-old had been performing with his African Express collective on 5 June in Denmark when he decided to drag the set on for several hours, during which time he was joined by other singers, including Laura Mvula and his Blur bandmate Graham Coxon.

Running through his extensive back catalogue of tracks from Blur, his other side project Gorillaz and also the singer's own solo material, Albarn kept the audience moving from 11pm until around 4am.

Attempting to put an end to the epic marathon, festival organisers tried to storm the stage but the musician encouraged the audience to petition by singing a chorus of The Clash's Should I Stay Or Should I Go, prompting a mix of cheers and boos from the crowd.

Watch Damon Albarn get carried off stage at Roskilde Festival:

The Parklife singer shouted at the audience: "F**k what everyone says. You want more, we're going to give you more," but enough was enough and a burly security guard arrived, throwing the singer over his shoulder and carrying him off stage.

Reactions to the lengthy set have been fairly mixed with some praising the singer for rebelling and others admitting they would have gotten bored after so many hours.

African Express was launched by Albarn in 2013 and consists of Yeah Yeah Yeahs Nick Zinner, members of Metronomy and Django Django, to name a few.

The collective formed after a trip to Mali where they recorded songs with local musicians and released their first album, Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes, in December 2013.

Blur have so far spent the summer performing at a number of events including the Isle Of Wight Festival and British Summertime Hyde Park.