August 28, 2009 22:38

Gossip cover Kings Of Leon at Leeds Festival

Beth Ditto and co perform 'Sex On Fire' - but not 'Standing In The Way Of Control'

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Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto performed a short a capella version of Kings Of Leon's 'Sex On Fire' at Leeds Festival tonight (August 28).

Watch a video interview with the band by clicking on the right.

The singer broke into the impromptu cover during her band's headline show on the NME/Radio 1 Stage, which was delayed by 25 minutes and saw their biggest hit 'Standing In The Way Of Control' omitted from the setlist.

Ditto, who sported dyed ginger hair, began the gig in energetic style, singing opener 'Four Letter Word' from the photographers' pit, where she high-fived fans.

The bare-footed singer later pulled down her dress on one side to reveal her bra while careering round the stage.

The set mixed the band's best-known tunes, such as 'Listen Up!', with material from recent album 'Music For Men', including 'Heavy Cross' and 'Pop Goes The World'.

Ditto ended the set by singing an a capella version of Bikini Kill's 'Rebel Girl', again from the photo pit as her bandmates Brace Paine and Hannah Blilie departed.

Gossip played:

'Four Letter Word'
'Your Mangled Heart'
'Pop Goes The World'
'Listen Up!'
'Jealous Girls'
'Men In Love'
'Love Long Distance'
'Heavy Cross'
'Rebel Girl'

NME.COM will be coming live from both the Reading And Leeds Festivals sites this weekend (August 28-30). Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals for news reports, blogs, video interviews and photos from the event.

Get next Wednesday's (September 2) issue of NME for the ultimate Reading And Leeds Festivals review.

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