The Kooks pay tribute to Ou Est Le Swimming Pool 'friend' Charles Haddon at V Festival Get Tickets

Luke Pritchard plays acoustic track in singer's memory

Pic: Andy Willsher
The Kooks' Luke Pritchard paid tribute to Ou Est Le Swimming Pool's Charles Haddon during the band's set at V Festival today (August 21).

Haddon committed suicide yesterday at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival.

Pritchard played an acoustic song, 'Petunia', for Haddon in the middle of the band's Stafford set, while the rest of his band left the stage. Ahead of playing track, he said simply: "We would like to dedicate this to our friend Chas from Ou Est Le Swimming Pool".

The band, who were playing with new drummer Chris Prendergast, used their set to air material for their forthcoming third album, and included new tracks 'Strange One' and Saboteur as well as old songs 'Naïve', 'Eddie's Gun' and 'Ooh La'.

The Kooks played:

'Time Waits'
'Always Where I Need To Be'
'Eddies Gun'
'You Don't Love Me'
'Sway'
'Strange One'
'Ooh La'
'Petunia'
'She Moves In Her Own Way'
'Saboteur'
'Do You Wanna'
'Naïve'
'Shine On'
'Stormy Weather'
'Sofa Song'


NME is coming live from both V Festival sites this weekend. Head to NME.COM/festivals for full coverage. Plus make sure you buy next week’s issue of NME to get the definitive review of V Festival, either on UK newstands from August 25 or available digitally worldwide.

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