Badly Drawn Boy plays tribute to Joe Strummer at Hyde Park
Faithless were greeted by hoards of dedicated fans tonight (June 15) as they headlined the Main Stage at the O2 Wireless Festival.
Gracing the stage at just before 9pm, frontman Maxi Jazz quietly took a bow and soaked in the adoring crowds before he ploughed into a set which mixed old and new songs.
Kicking off with crowd favourite ’Insomnia’, Jazz introduced “new song” ’Hope & Glory, before rousing the audience with the likes of ’God Is A DJ’ and ’We Come 1’.
Recent singles were also brought into the hypnotic mix, including 2004’s ’Mass Destruction’.
‘Hope & Glory’
‘God Is A DJ’
‘What About Love’
‘I Want More’
‘We Come 1’
Earlier on in the evening Badly Drawn Boy headlined the XFM Stage to a packed audience, treating them to a back catalogue of hits including ’Once Around The Block’ and ’All Possibilities’, before dedicating the evening to Joe Strummer.
Elsewhere, Mark Ronson gave a smouldering performance on the Main Stage, getting the crowds moving to covers inlcuding Radiohead’s ’Just’ and The Smiths re-jigged classic ’Stop Me’, before paying special homage to Britney Spears with a version of ’Toxic’.
Other notable performances included Kelis on the Main Stage who breezed through a set-list peppered with hits such as ’Papa I’m A Millionaire and ’Milkshake’.
The afternoon was awash with smaller gigs around the site, including Aim on the XFM Stage and Kid Harpoon on the Bandstand.