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‘The Mighty Boosh’ headlined their own festival last night (July 5) at Hop Farm in Kent, playing hits from their TV series plus comedy routines and a dance-off.
Watch fan footage of the festival by clicking on the video below.
The gig was touted as boasting the largest audience for a comedy show since Robert Newman and David Baddiel‘s show in 1993 at the London Wembley Arena.
The band, comprised of Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt plus other actors from the series, played on the main Monkey Hell stage after the likes of Gary Numan, The Kills, White Denim, The Charlatans and Har Mar Superstar. Jarvis Cocker and Peaches had played DJ sets.
Several thousand fans had made the trip to Hop Farm dressed as characters from the TV show.
Fielding made a dramatic entrance to kick off the performance, arriving on a huge silver-painted sailing ship. Barratt arrived on a tiny inflatable life-raft before the pair launched into ‘Future Sailors’.
Later in the set there was a dance-off between series character Bob Fossil and Har Mar Superstar, both dressed in identical blue safari suits. The comedy troupe then organised a game of bingo, with giant inflatable bingo balls being kicked out into the audience.
They then led the crowd through a singalong version of ‘I Did A Shit On Your Mum’, followed by a Howard Moon jazz/bebop version of the same track.
During ‘Eels’ Fielding mounted a giant eel prop, but fell off as he attempted to dismount it. Watch video footage of the mishap below.
The performance went down well with fans, but some were left frustrated by transport arrangements after the show finished. Many customers were left waiting hours for buses, forcing event organisers to placate angry fans.
Eventually marshals were reduced to selling tickets on the last charter bus back to London for an additional 20 pounds each.
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‘The Mighty Boosh’ Band played:
‘I Did A Shit On Your Mum’
‘Old Gregory’s Song’
‘The Funk Song’
‘We Are The Mutant Freaks’
‘Bob Fossil Rap’
‘Lester’s Jazz Solo’