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Dance duo play a euphoric set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage

The Chemical Brothers closed the first day of the T In The Park festival tonight (July 11), creating a rave at the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

In front of a backdrop featuring psychedelic graphics, Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands frequently came out from behind their decks during the set to get the crowd going.

‘Galvanize’ and ‘Music:Response’ were early highlights of the set.

The pace never relented as ‘Surface To Air’ and a particularly frenetic ‘Believe’, featuring recorded vocals from Bloc Party‘s Kele Okereke, created a euphoric atmosphere.

After briefly leaving the stage, the duo returned for a version of their 1997 UK Number One single ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ to cap off the set and close the first day of the bash.

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