June 14, 2007 22:37

Oasis check out The White Stripes at Hyde Park

Jack and Meg kick off the 02 Wireless Festival

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The White Stripes were watched by the likes of Oasis and The View as they kicked off the London leg of the 02 Wireless Festival at Hyde Park tonight (June 14).

After two 'warm-up' gigs in the UK capital this week, Jack and Meg White played their festival show in front of a crowd that included Oasis bandmates Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer and The View's Kyle Falconer.

The White Stripes played only three songs from new album 'Icky Thump' (released June 18), the title track and single, 'I'm Slowly Turning Into You' and 'A Martyr For My Love For You'.

The rest of the set was made up from a series of older favourites including singles 'Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground', 'Hotel Yorba' and traditional set closer 'Seven Nation Army'.

Jack and Meg had two big screens either side of them which showed them and the crowd in red and white monochrome. Jack rarely spoke, other than to express his pleasure at playing in the park, and to express his awe at support act Queens Of The Stone Age's performance.

The White Stripes played:

'Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground'
'When I Hear My Name'
'Hotel Yorba'
'Icky Thump'
'I'm Slowly Turning Into You'
'I Think I Smell A Rat'
'I'm A Martyr For My Love For You'
'Death Letter'/'Motherless Children'
'In The Cold Cold Night'
'Jolene'
'Cannon'/'John The Revelator'
'Astro'/'Ball & Biscuit'
'Blue Orchid'
'The Denial Twist'
'Wasting My Time'
'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself'
'We're Going To Be Friends'
'Seven Nation Army'


Earlier, Queens Of The Stone Age mixed songs from new album 'Era Vulgaris' with the likes of 'Go With The Flow' and 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer'.

Meanwhile Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Party dug out his old Jane's Addiction classic 'Been Caught Stealing' during their main stage set.

Other bands who performed on the day included XFM Stage headliners Air and The Bees, who both played to crowds that spilled out of the tent.

Highlights included the reformed post-punk outfit The Only Ones Danish indie hopefuls The Kissaway Trail, Scouting For Girls and singer-songwriter Laura Marling.

NME.COM's coverage of the 02 Wireless Festival continues tomorrow (June 15) when Faithless headline in London.

Check out what Uncut's John Mulvey thought on his regular blog.


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