The Magic Numbers play to their biggest ever crowd

Recent NME cover stars are the band of the summer...

THE MAGIC NUMBERS drew their biggest festival audience ever as they took to the CHANNEL 4 stage at the V FESTIVAL this afternoon (August 20).

The Hanwell four-piece, who are fast becoming the live hit of the summer, brought out the sun as hundreds flocked to see them perform tracks from their self-titled debut.

The 30-minute set proved to be a major triumph for the band following a difficult couple of weeks which has seen the group storm off the set of ‘Top Of The Pops’ after presenter Richard Bacon made comments about their weight.

Highlights included a storming rendition of hit single ‘Forever Lost’, ‘I See You, You See Me’, ‘Mornings Eleven’ and ‘Don’t Give Up The Fight’.

Singer Romeo Stodart, who was sporting a black jacket and red T-shirt, was overwhelmed by the size of the crowd and just before he performed recent hit single ‘Love Me Like You’ he shouted to the audience: “I think this is the biggest crowd we’ve ever sang to. Thanks so much for coming down.”

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Also performing today on the Channel 4 stage are The Bravery, Kaiser Chiefs, Doves and The Chemical Brothers.