Foals and Bloc Party help bring 6 Music Festival to a roaring close in Bristol

The Pop Group, Everything Everything and Moonlandingz also played live across the city

Foals brought 6 Music Festival to a close last night, as music fans in Bristol enjoyed a third day of live music.

The band performed tracks from their four albums, ‘Antidotes,’ ‘Total Life Forever,’ ‘Holy Fire’ and 2015’s ‘What Went Down’ as they brought the annual festival to an end at the 2500 capacity Motion.

Introduced by Shaun Keaveney as being so unphased by fame that they “took advantage of a 2-for-£10 curry deal at Wetherspoons that very afternoon,” the Oxford five-piece stormed their performance with the likes of ‘Spanish Sahara’ and ‘Mountain at My Gates’ proving highlights.


Steve Lamacq praised the band, tweeting “Foals closing 6 Music Festival with some style.” Lamacq also attended the 6 Music Fringe festival across the weekend, taking in some of the local acts at venues The Louisiana and Thekla.

Foals played:

‘Snake Oil’
‘Olympic Airways’
‘My Number’
‘Birch Tree’
‘Mountain at My Gates’
‘Spanish Sahara’
‘Red Socks Pugie’
‘Late Night’
‘A Knife In the Ocean’
‘What Went Down’
‘Two Steps, Twice’

Earlier in the evening, The Moonlandingz kicked the day off in The Lantern with their output of psychedelic pop. Made up of Dean Honer and Adrian Flanagan from Eccentronic Research and Saul Adamczewski and Lias Saudi of Fat White Family, the band were also joined by Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club. Performing in just his underpants, Lias showcased his feelings towards the BBC by stripping to his boxers and revealing the names of Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris written across his body.


The Pop Group showcased tracks from their 2015 album ‘Citizen Zombie,’ with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow guest-mixing the performance. They also paid homage to Jeremy Valentine of The Cortinas, claiming him to be the founder of the Bristol punk scene.

Everything Everything lived up to their stylish reputation wearing Star Wars-like robes during their set, which included the likes of ‘Regret,’ ‘Distant Past,’ and ‘Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread.’

Bloc Party and The Buzzcocks closed third venue, the O2 Academy. Bloc Party, who recently headlined the NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin Texas, played a selection of tracks from latest release ‘Hymns’.

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