Muse roll out the hits during headline slot at Roskilde festival

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Vampire Weekend, Robyn, The Prodigy and Bad Lieutenant also play the third day of the Danish bash

Muse rolled out the hits last night (July 3) to a packed out Roskilde festival crowd.

Taking to the Orange stage, their set came a week after their appearance at Glastonbury where they were joined onstage by U2’s The Edge.

Beginning with 2009 single ‘Uprising’, the 90-minute set also included numerous crowd favourites such as ‘Undisclosed Desires’, ‘Starlight’ and ‘Resistance’, which all had the crowd singing and dancing along.

Also featuring a number of guitar solos and extended jams, the group lead into ‘Time Is Running Out’ with an instrumental version of ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ (made famous by The Animals), that evoked a mass singalong from the opening few notes.

Closing with ‘Knights Of Cydonia’, the stage was engulfed with plumes of smoke that shot skyward as the song raced to its conclusion.

Muse played the following:

‘Uprising’
‘Supermassive Black Hole’
‘Map Of The Problematique’
‘Hysteria’
‘Stockholm Syndrome’
‘Nishe’
‘New Born’
‘United States Of Eurasia’
‘Feeling Good’
‘Undisclosed Desires’
‘Resistance’
‘Time Is Running Out’
‘Starlight’
‘Unnatural Selection’
‘Plug In Baby’
‘Knights Of Cydonia’

Meanwhile, earlier in the day Vampire Weekend played the Arena Stage.

Playing songs from both their 2008 self-titled album and ‘Contra’, which was released earlier this year, the New York four-piece opened with ‘Holiday’, followed by ‘White Sky’ and ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’.

“It’s really hot in this tent,” frontman Ezra Koenig said after performing ‘Run’. “But that’s a good thing, I’m sweating out all the toxins and bad memories.”

He added: “This next song is the easiest of our songs to dance to, so if you’ve had your eye on someone, ask them to dance but don’t be too aggressive about it.” The band then launched into ‘A-Punk’.

Also performing songs such as ‘Oxford Comma’, ‘Horchata’ and ‘Cousins’, Koenig thanked the crowd for coming after their penultimate track ‘Mansard Roof’.

“Thanks for taking our Roskilde virginity,” the frontman joked. “Like your real virginity it can be a bit painful and sad, now comes the sad part, enjoy the rest of the festival.”

The group then concluded the set with ‘Walcott’.

Vampire Weekend played the following:

‘Holiday’
‘White Sky’
‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’
‘I Stand Corrected’
‘M79’
‘Bryn’
‘California English’
‘Cousins’
‘Run’
‘A-Punk’
‘One (Blake’s Got A New Face)’
‘Diplotmat’s Son’
‘Giving Up The Gun’
‘Campus’
‘Oxford Comma’
‘Horchata’
‘Mansard Roof’
‘Walcott’

Also on the bill today were the likes of Robyn, Patti Smith And Band, Bad Lieutenant, Pendulum, Gallows, The Prodigy and Beach House.

Today (July 4) is the final day of the four-day festival. Prince and Kasabian are set to headline the Orange stage, while Pavement, The National, Miike Snow and Local Natives are also scheduled to appear. Stay tuned to NME.COM for a full report.