The band also covered Fatboy Slim and The Doors at the festival in Gdynia
The Leicester band had just completed a rapturously received set featuring an array of their biggest hits as well as snippets of covers of Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’ and The Doors’ ‘People Are Strange’.
The band started their set strong, with recent single ‘Bumblebeee’ leading into a version of ‘Shoot The Runner’ adorned with full horn section. Singer Tom Meighan was in lively mood, spotting a flag supporting his local football team in the crowd after ‘Underdog’ and saying “nice to see Leicester City here, we will survive, don’t worry”.
Following a run of singles including ‘Eez-eh’, ‘Club Foot’ and ‘Rewired’, Tom left the stage saying “ladies and gentlemen, I’m gonna leave you with the beautiful Sergio Pizzorno,” and Serge led the band for ‘Bow’. Tom then returned for ‘Thick As Thieves’, which merged into the similar-sounding Doors track ‘People Are Strange’ and closed with Tom thanking Jim Morrison, before Serge took the lead again for the disco-leaning ‘Treat’.
The main set wound up with ‘Switchblade Smiles’, ‘Empire’ and Serge singing snippets of The Four Seasons’ ‘December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)’ and Arthur Brown’s ‘Fire’ as introduction to ‘Fire’. The encore opened with a comedy Twentieth Century Fox trailer for Revenge Of The Nerds as Kasabian took the stage and piled into ‘Stevie’ and ‘Vlad The Impaler’. “This is what we fucking want! Boom! Boom! This is a new one!” Tom said as they broke into a chunk of Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’, which turned into a final ‘LSF (Lost Souls Forever)’.
The festival closed with a set from Disclosure, featuring hits from debut album ‘Settle’ as well as previews of their forthcoming second album and a stage invasion from Kasabian, which can be viewed below.
‘Shoot The Runner’
‘Days Are Forgotten’
‘Thick As Thieves’
‘People Are Strange’ (The Doors cover)
‘Vlad The Impaler’
‘Praise You’ (Fatboy Slim cover)
‘LSF (Lost Souls Forever)’
Elsewhere during the day, Hudson Mohawke suffered technical difficulties when the Alter Stage PA appeared to fail during his DJ set, while St Vincent played a set in the Tent Stage, featuring songs sung from a hospital bed-like couch and mechanical dance moves during tracks including ‘The Party’, ‘Krokodil’ and ‘Your Lips Are Red’. During her intense performance, singer Annie Clark regularly threw herself to the floor and was carried down the crowd barrier alleyway to the sound desk on security’s shoulders, high-fiving the crowd.
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