Goldfrapp play glammed-up V Festival show in Stafford

Mika also sends a shout-out to the Pet Shop Boys at Weston Park

Goldfrapp glammed up the V Festival in Stafford in the Nissan Juke Arena this afternoon (August 21) as the electro outfit brought their new album ‘Head First’ to the event.

Singer Alison Goldfrapp, who performed against a backdrop shaped like a huge doughnut in a silver tassled dress, showcased a host of tracks from her band’s fifth studio album including ‘Believer’, ‘Alive’ and ‘Dreaming’ alongside ‘Supernature’ singles ‘Ooh La La’ and ‘Ride A White Horse’.

Later, Mika played a hit laden set which saw the singer pay tribute to stage headliners Pet Shop Boys. “It is an honour to be on the stage just before the Pet Shop Boys.”


The frontman, who was backed by a five-piece band, sparked huge sing-a-longs throughout his set as he played singles from his 2007 debut ‘Life In Cartoon Motion’ and 2009 follow-up ‘The Boy Who Knew Too Much’ including ‘Relax, Take It Easy’, ‘Grace Kelly’, ‘Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)’, ‘Blame It On The Girls’ and ‘Rain’.

The singer closed his set with ‘Lollipop’ which saw the singer and his band hammer drums on metal bins.

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