August 28, 2009 21:23

Jamie T urges Reading Festival crowd not to fight this weekend Jamie T Tickets

Singer's set is watched by Florence Welch, among others

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Jamie T told the Reading Festival crowd not to fight each other this weekend during his NME/Radio 1 Stage set tonight (August 28).

The singer, real name Jamie Treays, also aired several new songs during his set, which was performed in front of a heaving tent.

"How you all doing?" Treays asked the crowd early on in his set, before riling them about violence at festivals. "You all gonna look after each other this weekend, yeah?" He continued. "No fighting? Fighting's for pricks. So, look after each other, yeah?"

His words were greeted with huge cheers from fans.

Despite the warning, Treays was in a relaxed mood for the majority of the gig, at one point (during new track 'The Man's Machine') even performing with a cigarette in his ear, much to the crowd's - and his band's - amusement.

The Wimbledon singer played 'Back In The Game' with his customary acoustic bass guitar, accompanied only by massive cheers from the packed tent. "Reading, you're fucking amazing, thank you!" he said as he finished the track.

Another new song, 'Chaka Demus', got a hugely positive response from the audience, who sang the hookline throughout, while Treays rapped the vocals.

Later in his set, Jamie T wished Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine (who was watching his set from the side of the stage) happy birthday.

Towards the end of the performance, Treays admitted he'd been forced to cut the set short. He made up for the lost songs by going straight into one of his best-loved tracks, 'Sheila', which had the entire crowd shouting the "London" refrain.

Jamie T played:

'Ike And Tina'
'Salvador'
'Operation'
'The Man's Machine'
'Back In The Game'
'Calm Down Dearest'
'Chaka Demus'
'If You Got The Money'
'Sheila'
'Sticks 'N' Stones'

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.

Plus have your say on this summer - fill in the annual NME Festival survey now to cast your verdict on 2009, and tell festival chiefs who you want to see next year.

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