The Pigeon Detectives play ‘special’ sunset show at V Festival

Leeds band get sweaty in Chelmsford

The Pigeon Detectives played a typically energetic sunset show at the Chelmsford leg of the V Festival tonight (August 16).

A large crowd had gathered to watch the Leeds band play on the 4Music Stage, but the group weren’t phased by the impressive turnout.

“We play the same, whether we’re in front of 100,000 people or 10 people,” frontman Matt Bowman had earlier told Virgin Radio, confidently.

The band began their set in frenetic fashion, opening with fast-paced songs ‘This Is An Emergency’ and ‘I Found Out’. They slowed the pace later by playing ‘Nothing To Do With You’, during which the crowd made hand wave gestured in time with the beat.

“You’ve just shared one of the most special moments of our summer so far,” Bowman said after finishing the song, which the band had timed to play just as the sun was beginning to set on Hylands Park.

“Are you having fun?” the singer later asked the crowd. “Well you’ve got work on Monday so you’d better fucking be!”

Before ending the set with ‘I’m Not Sorry’, Bowman teed up headliners and local heroes The Prodigy, who are up next on the 4Music Stage. “If you think our lights are good wait ’til you see The Prodigy‘s,” he said. “They’ve been down the national grid!”

The Pigeon Detectives played:

‘This Is An Emergency’

‘I Found Out’

‘I’m Not Gonna Take This’

‘Keep On Your Dress’

‘Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye’

‘Nothing To Do With You’

‘Romantic Type’

‘Everybody Wants Me’

‘Take Her Back’

‘Making Up The Numbers’

‘Say It Like You Mean It’

‘You Don’t Need Me’

‘Wait For Me’

‘I’m Not Sorry’

Keep checking NME.COM for the latest news, pictures, videos and blogs live from both V Festival Chelmsford and V Festival Staffordshire all weekend.