Plus Editors and Primal Scream shine on the second day at Seaclose Park
Foo Fighters headlined the second night of the Nokia Isle Of Wight Festival this evening (June 10).
Dave Grohl led his band through a ear-shattering set that included monster rockers like ‘Times Like These’, ‘DOA’ and ’In Your Honour’.
Grohl, who had earlier watched performances by Primal Scream, Editors and The Kooks was up for some inter-band banter with the other groups on the bill, jokingly taking on Primal Scream during his set.
“There was some fine music on here today,” Grohl told the crowd before playing ’Stacked Actors’. “Before we came on I went down to Primal Scream’s dressing room to wish them luck. Mani said to me ‘Good luck going on after us’. Well bro it’s going on, this one goes out to those guys.”
Earlier Editors enhanced their live reputation with an assured and imaginative set.
Including ‘Munich’, ‘Blood’ and ‘All Sparks’, the band surprised fans by including new song ‘Bones’, reworking b-side ‘You Are Fading’ and covering Talking Heads‘ ‘Road To Nowhere’.
“It’s was a really interesting experience for us,” said guitarist Chris Urbanowicz. “It’s probably the most people we’ve ever played to in one place before. We’re looking forward to the rest of the summer now.”
They were then followed by Primal Scream who were introduced on stage by model Kate Moss.
Mixing tracks from their new album ’Riot City Blues’ including ‘Country Girl’ and ‘Suicide Sally And Johnny Guitar’, the band also played firm favourites ’Rocks’, ’Kill All Hippies’ and ’Moving On Up’.
“You all right Isle Of Wight?” bassist Mani asked the crowd midway through his band’s set. “You having a good time? Anyone got any drugs?”
The Nokia Isle Of Wight Festival continues tomorrow with Coldplay set to headline.
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