Everything Everything, Jake Bugg and Palma Violets also play the event
The Stone Roses headlined the first day of Isle of Wight festival last night (June 14), playing a 90-minute set at the Seaclose Park location.
Fresh from their shows at Finsbury Park last weekend, the reunited Manchester band were on form for the majority of their slot. Entering to their usual walk-on music of The Supremes’ ‘Stoned Love’, the quartet then kicked into a surprisingly shortened version of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ before continuing with the likes of ‘Ten Storey Love Song’, ‘Shoot You Down’ and ‘Fools Gold’.
Despite engaging in virtually no onstage chat, the band engaged the crowd from the off, with mass singalongs of ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Made of Stone’ proving set highlights. Closing with ‘Elizabeth My Dear’ and a final, rousing ‘I Am The Resurrection’, the band – led by a yellow jacket-clad Brown – then exited to huge cheers.
The Stone Roses played:
‘I Wanna Be Adored’
‘Ten Storey Love Song’
‘Shoot You Down’
‘She Bangs The Drum’
‘This Is The One’
‘Made Of Stone’
‘Breaking Into Heaven’
‘Elizabeth My Dear’
‘I Am The Resurrection’
Earlier in the day, the festival also saw sets from the likes of Paul Weller, Jake Bugg and chart-topping pop singer Emeli Sandé. Kicking off the event, Palma Violets were the first band on the main stage. Playing a short, 30-minute set, the lambeth quartet powered through singles ‘Best of Friends’ and ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ as well as a host of tracks from debut ‘180’, before bassist Chilli Jesson delved into the crowd during set-closer ‘Fourteen’.
Everything Everything, meanwhile, were introduced by Mark Chadwick of The Levellers and started their performance with single ‘Cough Cough’, before playing a single-heavy set including ‘Photoshop Handsome’, ‘My Kz, Ur Bf’ and ‘Torso Of The Week’ to a reasonable sized crowd.
Jake Bugg proved one of the biggest hits of the day, with a final rendition of ‘Lightning Bolt’ getting the whole crowd singing along, whilst Paul Weller‘s performance also went down well with the crowd as he delivered a set which, although largely drawn from recent album ‘Sonik Kicks’, also included a selection of songs from The Jam including an acoustic ‘That’s Entertainment’ and ‘Town Called Malice’.