Cherry Ghost play afternoon V Festival slot

Band play short tent set at Chelmsford

Cherry Ghost – aka singer/songwriter Simon Aldred and his band – played a short afternoon set today (August 19) at the Chelmsford leg of the V Festival.

Performing on the Virgin Mobile Union tent at 3.30pm, the band played six songs, mostly taken from their debut album, ‘Thirst For Romance’.

It was an understated set, with Aldred keeping between-song banter to a few “Thank you”s and “Hope you’re having a good time”s.

As well as tracks from the album, the band performed ‘Cutthroat Serenade’ – an un-released, mid-paced Sparklehorse-esque song.

As the band played the opening guitar riff of fan favourite ‘People Help People’, a section of the crowd began clapping in recognition and waving their hands in the air.

After a 25-minute set the band left the stage, with Aldred saying, “Hope you have a great day/night – go get drunk etc.”

Cherry Ghost played:

‘Mountain Bird’

‘Roses’

‘Cutthroat Serenade’

‘Alfred The Great’

‘People Help People’

‘Mathematics’

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