Mars Volta bring the prog to T In The Park

Band play curtailed set on NME / Radio 1 stage

Pic: Richard Johnson
The Mars Volta played an epic five-song set at T In The Park today (July 10), showcasing their back catalogue to a buzzing audience on the NME / Radio 1 Stage.

Scroll down and click below for an exclusive video interview with band member Omar Rodríguez-López.

With their stage featuring a Mexican flag and massive modern-gothic background mural, the band - led by afro'd frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala - started their show by playing live favourite 'Goliath'.

"God damn y'all, you're all so far away!" Bixler-Zavala told the audience before playing the song. The intricate track saw the frontman jump around the stage in wild fashion, flailing and whipping his microphone lead as he did so.

After playing tight but lengthy versions of 'Roulette Dares' and 'Vicera Eyes', the band informed the crowd that they had run out of time.

"The powers that be say we can only play one more song," Bixler-Zavala told the outdoor crowd with a shrug of the shoulders.

They then launched into their final song, a punky version of fan-favourite 'Wax Simulacra'. "I'm sure you've loved having us but we have to go," the frontman said before exiting the stage.

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The Mars Volta played:

'Roulette Dares'
'Vicera Eyes'
'Wax Simulacra'

NME.COM is coming live from T In The Park this weekend (July 10-12). Stay tuned for the latest news, photo galleries and video interviews.

Plus, make sure you get next week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands from July 15, for the ultimate T In The Park 2009 review.

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