MONKEY GONE TO MANCHESTER

But the reformed rockers and Stereophonics split the crowd...

STEREOPHONICS and PIXIES went head to head to steal the show on the third day of MANCHESTER’s MOVE festival.

In one of the more eyebrow-raising bookings of this year’s festival season, the Old Trafford Cricket Ground saw the first UK show of the Pixies’ reunion tour outside of London.

And Frank Black’s reformed rockers did not disappoint fans, rolling out favourites like ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Here Comes Your Man’, ‘Wave Of Mutilation’ and a final ‘Where Is My Mind?’.

In tribute, the onsite VH-2 Rock’n’Roll Bar played nothing but Pixies for the rest of the night. Meanwhile, at the end of the set, fans at the front were chanting “We want more… than Stereophonics!”

However, the Welsh three-piece were unphased and charged through a set packed with greatest hits. The show also marked the final show of their touring campaign for their ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back’ album. Kelly Jones said from the stage: “We’re going to go away and make another album, but we’ll be back next year.”

The setlist was:

‘Vegas Two Times’

‘A Thousand Trees’

‘More Life In A Tramp’s Vest’

‘The Bartender and the Thief’

‘Moviestar’

‘Jealousy’

‘I’m Alright’

‘Too Many Sandwiches’

‘Mr Writer’

‘Step On My Old Size Nines’

‘Madame Helga’

‘I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio’

‘Traffic’

‘Roll Up And Shine’

‘Just Looking’

‘Local Boy In The Photograph’

‘Billy Davey’s Daughter’

‘Have A Nice Day’

‘Maybe Tomorrow’

‘Help Me’

Also appearing yesterday were Goldfrapp, for James frontman Tim Booth, The Stands and The 22-20s. Move continues today with another hometown show from returning hero Morrissey

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