August 21, 2010 14:47

Shaun Ryder heckled by Peter Andre fans after V Festival mix-up

Crowd take it out on Happy Mondays man after 'TBC' turns out not to be Jordan's ex

Shaun Ryder heckled by Peter Andre fans after V Festival mix-up

Photo: Tom Martin

Shaun Ryder suffered the wrath of Peter Andre fans at V Festival Chelmsford this afternoon (August 21) after confusion around the billing.

Many fans turned up at the Nissan Juke Arena expecting to see Jordan's ex after spotting a "TBC" in the stage's schedule.

Their confusion wasn't helped as an advert for Andre's tour was shown on the big screens moments before former Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Ryder took the stage.

"This isn't a Happy Mondays' gig, this is SWR," he told the bemused crowd as he took the stage, causing the crowd to loudly chant: "Who are you?"

Aware of his prickly reception, including boos and a few bottles thrown in his direction, Ryder asked the crowd: "Are my ears fucked or are you shouting New Order?"

A stream of fans left the tent the moment SWR kicked off with 'Kinky Afro'.

Despite the confusion and crowd unrest during the slot, Ryder proceeded to play a greatest hits set from across his career, including 'Reverend Black Grape' and 'Hallelujah', plus a couple of new SWR songs.

Later, visibly not happy with the reaction, Ryder declared one of the crowd was "a fucking knob" only to greeted with more of the audience making the wanker sign at him.

However a storming rendition of 'Step On' seemed to heal the wounds at least temporarily, after which Ryder left the stage.

Andre is in fact on the other half of the bill, and played the Stafford site earlier today.

To see Kasabian's verdict on Andre being on the same bill as them watch the video on the right now.

NME is coming live from both V Festival sites this weekend. Head to NME.COM/festivals for full coverage. Plus make sure you buy next week’s issue of NME to get the definitive review of V Festival, either on UK newstands from August 25 or available digitally worldwide.

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