Kaiser Chiefs play secret set at Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival

Ricky Wilson and co suprise festival playing as Hooks For Hands

Kaiser Chiefs played a seven-song surprise set today (August 25) at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival.

News that the group, who played under the name Hooks For Hands, were playing the hometown show spread by word of mouth through the site.

The drum riser belied their secret identity as did the roadies who were setting up – they were all wearing Parva T-shirts, the previous name of the band.

The band came onto chants of “Kaiser Chiefs! Kaiser Chiefs” when they played the Carling Tent.

They opened with an raucous version of “Everyday I Love You Less And Less”.

Singer Ricky Wilson asked the crowd: “Leeds! Is everyone having a good festival?”

During ‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’, Wilson straddled one of the banners that was holding the stage up.

He introduced ‘I Predict A Riot’ to the now full tent as: “This is a song about Leeds city centre at night.”

The seven song set continued with storming versions of ‘The Modern Way’ and new single ‘The Angry Mob’.

The latter resulted in a mass singalong by the crowd.

Before closer ‘Oh My God’ Wilson said: “See you next year!”

Kaiser Chiefs played:

‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’

‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’

‘I Predict A Riot’

‘The Modern Way’

‘The Angry Mob’

‘Ruby’

‘Oh My God’

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