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The Scottish quartet headlined the event with their first large-scale UK show since 2010

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Franz Ferdinand closed Field Day with a rain-soaked but triumphant headline slot last night (June 2).

Despite playing the festival's only outdoor stage during a bout of heavy rain, the four-piece drew a significant crowd with their comeback show as they played four new tracks ('Right Thoughts', 'Brief Encounters', 'Fresh Strawberries' and 'Trees And Animals') from their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album.

Kicking off with early single 'Michael' from their self-titled debut, the band played a taut and polished 70-minute set, including career-spanning highlights 'Ulysses', 'Take Me Out', 'The Outsiders' and a cover of Donna Summers' 'I Feel Love' before ending with an extended version of 'This Fire' and no encore.

Franz Ferdinand played:

'Michael'
'Tell Her Tonight'
'Right Thoughts'
'Do You Want To?'
'No You Girls'
'Brief Encounters'
'Matinee'
'Walk Away'
'Fresh Strawberries'
'Can't Stop Feeling'
'I Feel Love'
'Ulysses'
'Trees And Animals'
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'Jacqueline'
'This Boy'
'The Outsiders'
'This Fire'


Earlier in the day The Vaccines opened their set with new single 'No Hope' and closed with another new, heavier-sounding track from their forthcoming second LP 'The Vaccines Come Of Age'.

Metronomy drew a large crowd for their early evening slot on the main stage, with singer Joe Mount jokily thanking the crowd for being there for "what is surely the most important weekend of our generation". Pond, meanwhile, played a high-octane set on the same stage earlier in the day, which saw vocalist Nick Allbrook running around the stage flapping his arms like a bird.

But it was Canadian singer Grimes who proved the biggest attraction for punters with her mid-afternoon set - there were so many fans eager to see the ‘Oblivion’ star perform that the crowd spilled over from inside the tent and into the field outside.


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