Plus Wild Beasts, These New Puritans and The Invisible perform at Victoria Park
Original members Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson made their return to headline day two of the three-day event at Victoria Park. As expected Brian Eno, who played on the band’s first two albums in the early ’70s, did not feature.
The band, who were backed by four female singers, played a host of hits from their back catalogue including their UK chart-topping version of John Lennon‘s ‘Jealous Guy’, ‘Love Is The Drug’ and Ferry‘s 1976 solo single ‘Let’s Stick Together’.
Frontman Byran Ferry, who switched between piano and vocals throughout the show, said very little throughout their set other than to introduce his band and thank the crowd.
Roxy Music played:
‘Out Of The Blue’
‘If There Is Something’
‘While My Heart Is Still Beating’
‘More Than This’
‘A Song For Europe’
‘My Only Love’
‘In Every Dream Home A Heartache’
‘Love Is The Drug’
‘Editions Of You’
‘Let’s Stick Together’
‘Do The Strand’
Earlier Wild Beasts brought out the sun for a set which featured heavily on songs from their 2009 album ‘Two Dancers’ including the title track and single ‘All The Kings Men’.
The band also took time out to play their 2006 debut single ‘The Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants’.
“I remember playing this at the Underage Festival here to about five spotty kids and they didn’t give a shit,” singer Hayden Thorpe told the crowd. “So it’s nice to play it here now for you guys.”
Over on the Gaymers Stage, These New Puritans were joined by a brass duo for their set which started with two sets of drums played by George Barnett and Thomas Hein as singer Jack Barnett led them through ‘We Want War’ and ‘Hologram’ from their recent album ‘Hidden’.
Earlier, former Mercury Music Prize nominees The Invisible made their debut at the festival dedicating ‘London Girl’ to a friend in the crowd who was celebrating her birthday, while Mark Ronson was joined onstage by members of Duran Duran during his ferstival set.
NME.COM will be reporting live from the festival site all weekend so stay tuned.