Arctic Monkeys shine at giant Old Trafford shows

Relive the band's biggest ever gigs on NME.COM now

Arctic Monkeys have played their biggest shows of their lives, as they performed at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground this weekend (July 28 and 29).

Recalling generation-defining performances from the likes of The Stone Roses at Spike Island or Oasis at Knebworth, the band performed to 100,000 people over the two shows.

Despite suffering a bit of technical trouble on the first night (28), the band rose to occasioning, playing two storming sets.

You can relive all the action now on NME.COM.

From Saturday July 28, you can read news reports from the day, including the band’s support acts, by clicking on the links below:

[url=http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/29989 ]Arctic Monkeys

[url=http://www.nme.com/news/supergrass/29988 ]Supergrass warm-up the crowd for the big climax

[url=http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/29987 ]The Coral take the stage

[url=http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/29986]Amy Winehouse arrives in the nick of time

[url=http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/29985]Old Trafford kicks off with Japanese tribute band The Parrots

You can also read our special Old Trafford [url=http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=64]blog for an alternative take on the day and check out our Arctic Monkeys [url=http://www.nme.com/photos/1/191/0/arctic-monkeys-live-at-old-trafford ]picture gallery.

We also have a full report from Sunday July 29’s [url=http://www.nme.com/news/arctic-monkeys/29992]performance.

You can also review the build-up to the gigs with our band video [url=http://www.nme.com/artists/arctic-monkeys/media/674]interview.

Plus if you went to the gig, you can contribute to our special souvenir issue.

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