Hurts big up Pulp before Isle Of Wight Festival set

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Duo play afternoon show in blazing sunshine
Hurts played their first UK festival slot of 2011 on the second day of the Isle Of Wight Festival today (June 11).

Playing on the Main Stage in the mid-afternoon, the Manchester duo included their cover of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’ in their set and before the show bigged up Pulp [pictured below], who are on the same stage later.

“We’ve got 12 people with us on stage, which is maybe to fill it, otherwise it’d be two of us onstage and massively awkward,” synth man Adam Anderson told NME before the show. The set-up he was referring to included their opera singer for ‘Verona’, dancers for ‘Wonderful Life’ and a string quartet. “It’s a good challenge for us, a pop band at a festival – you’ve got to really try and impress people and win them over,” added Anderson.

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The band also said they were looking forward to seeing Pulp’s first UK show since 2002 later. “It’s a great line-up and Pulp are playing today, which is a really amazing thing. They’re one of our favourite bands,” said frontman Theo Hutchcraft.

Hurts played:

‘Silver Lining’
‘Wonderful Life’
‘Blood Tears and Gold’
‘The Water’ (Instrumental)
‘Confide In Me’
‘Better Than Love’

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