The band give a cheeky nod to the Chelmsford headliners as well as Kaiser Chiefs…
THE STREETS paid tribute to V FESTIVAL headliners OASIS tonight in CHELMSFORD (August 20).
Before launching into ’Dry Your Eyes’ the band played a quick excerpt from the Gallagher’s ’Don’t Look Back In Anger’.
Led by singer Mike Skinner, the group also ran through a short sing-a-long to the Kaiser Chiefs’ ’I Predict A Riot in a nod the Leeds group playing on the Channel 4 Stage at the same time.
The Streets played a set drawing from both their 2002 debut ’Original Pirate Material’ and 2004’s A Grand Don’t Come For Free’.
Songs included ’Too Much Brandy’, ’Could Well Be In’, ’Weak Become Heroes’, ’Don’t Mug Yourself’, ’Has It Come to This?’, a special version of ’Let’s Push Things Forward’ mixed with ’Make Luv’ by Room 5 and Oliver Cheatham and a chaotic ’Fit But You Know It’ featuring Skinner’s protégées The Mitchell Brothers.
Skinner also joked during the set, “I really need a piss. It’s hard when you’re onstage and you can’t go for a piss even if you really need one – it’s hard guys!”
The Streets will be followed by Main Stage headliners Oasis whilst The Chemical Brothers top the bill on the Channel 4 Stage.
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