The Welsh rap group are riding high on the success of their new single…

GOLDIE LOOKIN’ CHAIN celebrated their biggest ever hit with a surprise set at the V FESTIVAL this afternoon (August 22).

The band appeared on the NME Stage at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, despite not featuring on any adverts for the festival.

Their current single, ’Guns Don’t Kill People, Rappers Do’ is expected to feature in the Top Three when the chart is announced later today.

Speaking backstage, the Welsh rap collective said that they’re struggling to take the meteoric rise to superstardom in, and don’t expect to be able to much before the end of the year, when they finally get a break.

Speaking to NME.COM rapper Adam Hussein said: “I heard this morning. I got my pipe, had a bit of a smoke and then Maggot came running in saying ‘Top Three! Top Three!’ That’s wicked!”

The group drew a huge crowd for their mid-afternoon NME Stage set, and said they’d be celebrating their single success by “getting high”.

Asked what their plans were for after the set, Adam bizarrely claimed they’re going to get back on the tour bus. When asked why, he said “To sweat.”

The Goldie Lookin Chain’s ‘An Ounce Don’t Come For Free’ tour kicks off in October, calling at:Cardiff University (October 2)

Reading University (3)

Oxford Brookes University (4)

Norwich Waterfront (6)

Newcastle University (7)

Aberdeen Lemon Tree (8)

Glasgow Garage (9)

Nottingham Rock City (11)

Liverpool Academy (12)

Bangor University (13)

Manchester MDH (15)

Leeds Metropolitan University (16)

Birmingham Academy (17)

Bristol Academy (19)

Exeter Lemon Grove (20)

Portsmouth Pyramids (21)

London Astoria (22)

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