Electrical storm threatens to derail The Horrors' headline set at Y Not festival

Mystery Jets forced to leave the stage halfway through their performance at the Derbyshire event

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Horrors

An electrical storm threatened to derail The Horrors' headline set at Y Not festival last night (Aug 2).

The poor weather escalated as Mystery Jets, the penultimate band to perform on the Big Gin stage, began their performance. Opening with 'Someone Purer' from their 2012 album 'Radlands', the London band only managed to play three further songs before being told to evacuate the stage.

With a sign on the big screen informing festival-goers the band would be back as soon it was safe, it was unclear whether The Horrors would be able to close the first day of the event as planned. But half an hour after they were due to take to the stage, the quartet were able to begin their set. "How are you all doing?" asked frontman Faris Badwan as his bandmates finished setting up. "Well done for sticking it out."

The band then launched into a shortened set with 'Mirrror's Image' from the album 'Primary Colours'. As the rain continued to fall, Badwan told the audience before 'Scarlet Fields': "It's impressive how much energy you've got from being in the pissing rain all day."

No new songs were featured in the set, despite 'Elixir Spring' originally being included on the set list. Closing with 'Moving Further Away', Badwan thanked fans for watching them, saying "you've been a fantastic audience."

Earlier in the day Reverend And The Makers played a surprise set on the Big Gin stage, whilst Liverpudlian psych trio Stealing Sheep performed tracks from their debut album 'Into The Diamond Sun' at The Quarry. East Londoners Chapel Club also performed on the latter stage, playing new material and songs from their second album 'Good Together', whilst singer Lewis Bowman told the crowd as their set came to a close "we've only got half an hour to play but it's been great so far."

Y Not continues today with performances from Swim Deep, Chloe Howl, Drenge and Sky Larkin. The Cribs headline.

The Horrors played:

'Mirror's Image'
'Who Can Say'
'Scarlet Fields'
'I Can See Through You'
'Sea Within A Sea'
'Still Life'
'Moving Further Away'


Read More On This Artist

More News
Arcade Fire's Will Butler reveals new music in solo album trailer – watch
James Bay covers Alt-J's 'Left Hand Free' – watch
TV On The Radio announce UK tour for February 2015
Noel Gallagher visits roller derby in 'Do The Damage' video – watch
Warpaint remix Daughter track 'Winter' – listen
Bob Geldof asks Band Aid fans to 'delete and download again' despite iTunes loophole
The Beatles' unused 'Abbey Road' photos sell for £180,000
AC/DC share video for 'Rock Or Bust' – watch
Sky Ferreira and boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith cover Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love song – watch
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leads French Band Aid recording but Daft Punk no longer involved
Today's new album releases: Eminem, Beyoncé, Coldplay and more
London venue Madame Jojo's closes following 'serious incident of disorder' and...
Foo Fighters sell their own Christmas jumpers
Bastille 'nearly fell over' when Bono asked for a picture at Band Aid 30 session, says...
Lorde performs 'Yellow Flicker Beat' at American Music Awards; Iggy Azalea beats Eminem...
Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl – watch
Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' goes straight to Number One with...
Lily Allen reveals she turned down invitation to record 'smug' Band Aid 30 single
James Blake hints that Kanye West will appear on his next album
Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson perform 'Uptown Funk' on 'Saturday Night Live' –...
Monty Python song tops poll to discover Britain's most popular funeral songs
Emeli Sandé criticises Band Aid 30 single lyrics: 'A whole new song is required'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM