Foals round off day three of Primavera Sound with crowd-surfing, hit-packed set

Television, Kendrick Lamar and Ty Segall are also among those playing the last night of the Spanish festival

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Foals rounded off the final day of Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival last night (May 31), taking to the Heineken stage at 2am for a hedonistic, hour-long set.

Kicking off with 'Holy Fire' opener 'Prelude', with guitarist Jimmy Smith initially entering to play the riff on his own before being joined by the rest of the band, Foals then kicked into 'Total Life Forever' and a well-received 'My Number'.

Addressing the crowd for the first time, frontman Yannis Philippakis then announced that it was the band's first time at the festival and they were "pretty fucking excited to be here" before beginning a heavy 'Providence', during which the singer crowd-surfed over the front few rows for the first time. 'Spanish Sahara' followed, while 'Red Socks Pugie' received an extended, jamming outro with the band bathed in red light.

Dedicating the next track to "anyone who's been partying for three days straight – I respect your resilience", the Oxford quintet then played 'Late Night' before Philippakis revved up the audience with shouts of "are you fucking ready?" and dropped 'Inhaler'. The singer then thanked the crowd and told them that he "wished they could do this all over again" before Foals finished with debut album track and established set closer 'Two Steps, Twice', during which Philippakis again went down into the audience.

Foals played:

'Prelude'
'Total Life Forever'
'My Number'
'Providence'
'Spanish Sahara'
'Red Socks Pugie'
'Late Night'
'Inhaler'
'Two Steps, Twice'


Earlier in the day, Television played a hugely well-attended early evening slot on the main Sony stage, airing their seminal 1977 album 'Marquee Moon' in full. Playing the tracks out of order, the band finished with the album's hit title song before leading cheers for frontman Tom Verlaine at the set's close.

Kendrick Lamar played a heaving late night set before Nine Inch Nails' headline performance, bringing out a selection of tracks from 2012 LP 'Good Kid, mAAd City' including 'Swimming Pools (Drank)' and 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe', while over on the Pitchfork stage a red-shirted Ty Segall and his band brought out cuts from across his prolific career including 'Thank God For Sinners', 'Death' and 'Slaughterhouse'.

Black Lips played one of the final sets of the festival at 3am, while other performances across the evening came from the likes of Sean Kuti, who performed a celebratory afrobeat set complete with dancers and a brass section, Spoon and Connan Mockasin. Macaulay Culkin’s band The Pizza Underground were scheduled to play but cancelled earlier that day.

Primavera Sound had previously seen sets from Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, The National and Warpaint among others throughout the three day event.

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