Gang Of Four closed the third night of the 2009 Great Escape Festival last night (May 16) with an impressive set at the Old Market.
Singer Jim King strutted around the stage with his shirt open for most of the show as the post-punk veterans, who are currently celebrating their 30th annniversary, rolled through a host of classics from their back catalogue.
The band played three tracks from their debut ‘Entertainment’ before moving onto a series of songs from their second album ‘Solid Gold’.
Unfortunately their performance was cut short due to curfew issues which sparked a few boos from the crowd.
Gang Of Four played:
‘Return The Gift’
‘Not Great Men’
‘What We All Want’
‘He’d Send In The Army’
‘To Hell With Poverty’
The Welsh singer, who threw herself around the stage throughout most of her short set, also played a host of tracks from her forthcoming debut including stand out track ‘I’m Not A Robot’ and ‘Seventeen’.
Earlier, Three Trapped Tigers put on a full on math-rock display at the Pavilion and took a jovial dig at Kasabian who were headlining at The Dome.
Singer Adam Betts told the crowd: “I hear Kasabian are playing in the Dome. It’s funny every time we play they seem to turn up and nick our parking space.
“Got nothing against their music or anything, it just always seems to happen.”
The day kicked off with a sweat-drenched set in the early afternoon at the Concorde Two courtesy of Enter Shikari.
The St Albans outfit whipped up the crowd and at one point sparked a circle of death as they rolled out a series of new songs from their second album ‘Common Dreads’, including the title track, recent download ‘Anterwerpen and forthcoming single ‘Juggernauts’ which saw the band blow their PA.
The band high fived the crowd at the start of their gig before pogoing through their set which also included fan favourite ‘No Sweat’ from their 2007 debut ‘Take To The Skies.