Adam Green fights through the pain at Leeds Festival

Singer upset audience 'can't grab his balls' on NME/Radio 1 Stage

Adam Green played the NME/Radio 1 stage this afternoon (August 22) at the Leeds Festival.

Backed by his band and two gospel singers, the former Moldy Peach put in a typically mobile performance despite spraining his ankle the night before.

Dancing around the stage in an Ozzy Osbourne-style tassled shirt, complete with a giant A on his chest, Green was trying to hid his limp as he showed off his stomach to the packed tent.


“I can’t fucking move because I broke my foot last night in Nottingham. I’m going to be doing a lot of upper body movement instead, I want you to know that before we embark on this show experience,” he told the crowd before getting them to click their fingers as he sung ‘Leaky Flask’ acapella.

Ahead of ‘Festival Song’, Green tried to involve the crowd again in the show.

“I need that hat,” he told one crowd member who duly threw the straw trilby onstage.

“I’ll give this back to you afterwards, just you and me in the trailer,” he told the headwear donor, before adding, “You guys are so far away, you should be able to grab my balls. Grabbing my balls is part of the experience.”

At the end of the song he threw the hat back to the same fan, thanking him for “the kind loan”.

Green then dedicated a solo version of ‘No Legs’ to his wife, before his band returned to finish his early afternoon show with the crowd clapping along to ‘Baby’s Gonna Die Tonight’, which ended with Green riding his microphone stand across the stage.


Adam Green played:


‘Dance With Me’

‘Morning After Midnight’

‘Leaky Flask’

‘Cannot Get Sicker’

‘Festival Song’

‘Hollywood Bowl’


‘No Legs’

‘Crackhouse Blues’

‘Baby’s Gonna Die Tonight’

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