Queens Of The Stone Age played the supporting slot of their co-headlining bill with Paramore, having topped the Main Stage at Reading the night before (August 22).
Coming on at 7.45pm to ‘You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire’, they continued with a crowd-pleasing ‘No One Knows’ and ‘My God Is The Sun’ before diverting from the Reading setlist to play ‘Era Vulgaris’ track ‘I’m Designer’.
Removing his scarf, but decked in a quilted jacket, singer Josh Homme then introduced ‘Smooth Sailing’ before addressing a fan in the front of the crowd who kept asking how he was. “I’m wonderful actually, I feel fantastic,” he replied.
As heavy rain started to fall, they continued with ‘Make It Wit Chu’, ‘If I Had A Tail’ and ‘Little Sister’ with an extended intro.
‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’ was given an impromptu ad lib with lyrics referencing the weather – “Dark skies at night/ They obscure the light” – as they moved into ‘The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret’ and ‘Sick Sick Sick’, following which Homme thanked the “ladies” in the audience.
Finishing with a lengthy ‘A Song For The Dead’ with an added drum solo as the sun went down, Queens Of The Stone Age exited to cheers from the sizeable crowd.