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It's a special moment at The Carling Weekend as the Canadian darlings wow a packed crowd...

ARCADE FIRE wowed UK fans tonight (August 27) at

the READING leg of the CARLING WEEKEND:READING AND LEEDS FESTIVALS – their first UK festival appearance of the


The Canadian band, the critical darlings of the year in the UK,

played to an absolutely packed Radio 1/NME stage, and performed a hysterically-received set which leaned heavily on their debut full-length studio album


Frontman Win Butler stagedived into the throng at the end of a rare airing for ’Headlights Look Like Diamonds’ from their 2003 debut mini-album.

Speaking to NME.COM beforehand, bandmember Tim

Kingsbury said: “This should be fun. All of our other shows

in the UK have been great, but this is the first time we’ve played in

front of a crowd this big in the UK.”

He added: “We haven’t really stopped recently, so there’ll be no

new songs. We haven’t had time!”

The full setlist was:

’Wake Up’

‘Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)’

‘No Cars Go’


‘Headlights Look Like Diamonds’

‘Crown Of Love’

‘Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)’

‘Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)’

‘Rebellion (Lies)’

The band now head for the Leeds leg of the

festival before supporting Franz Ferdinand in

Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens later this week

(September 1).