Razorlight and Stereophonics close day two of Isle Of Wight Festival

Bands share top billing on the Main Stage

Razorlight and Stereophonics played joint headline sets at the Isle Of Wight Festival tonight (June 13).

Wearing his traditional white shirt and jeans, Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell led his band onstage at roughly 9pm (BST), to rapturous applause from the massive audience.

The London outfit started their set with ‘Back To The Start’ and their top 10 single ‘In The Morning’.

Playing as the sun set, the band showcased several tracks from recent album ‘Slipway Fires’, including ‘Tabloid Lover’. During the track, Borrell ran to the edge of the stage and gestured to the front rows.

The band’s performance also saw them play a number of older songs, with ‘Golden Touch’ and ‘America’ garnering the biggest crowd reactions.

Referencing the sunny weather festival-goers have been enjoying all weekend, Borrell wished the audience well as he left the stage, telling them to “enjoy the rest of the festival”.

Stereophonics took to the stage directly after Razorlight, playing a greatest hits set that included ‘Dakota’ and ‘Mr Writer’.

Opening their set with fan favourite ‘The Bartender And The Thief’, the Welsh band’s set also included their cover of Mike d’Abo‘s ‘Handbags & Gladrags’, also covered by Rod Stewart.

The band also played new track ‘Innocent’, with Jones telling the crowd it was only the second time the band had ever played it live.

Watched by Welsh rugby union star Gavin Henson and his partner, TV personality Charlotte Church, plus Scottish indie heroes The View, the band also played huge hits such as ‘Have A Nice Day’ and ‘Just Looking’.

Stereophonics closed their set with an amped-up version of their biggest hit ‘Dakota’. After seeing the crowd sing along word for word, Jones praised the audience for watching the set, before clasping his hands together and exiting the stage.

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Razorlight played:

‘Back To The Start’
‘In The Morning’
‘Stumble And Fall’
‘Can’t Stop This Feeling’
‘North London Trash’
‘Golden Touch’
‘Before I Fall To Pieces’
‘Wire To Wire’
‘Blood For Wild Blood’
‘Tabloid Lover’
‘Somewhere Else’

Stereophonics played:

‘The Bartender And The Thief’
‘More Life In A Tramps Vest’
‘A Thousand Trees’
‘Pick A Part That’s New’
‘Last Of The Big Time Drinkers’
‘Have A Nice Day’
‘Mr Writer’
‘I Wouldn’t Believe Your Wireless Radio’
‘Same Size Feet’
‘Handbags & Gladrags’
‘Bank Holiday Monday’
‘It Means Nothing’
‘Just Looking’
‘Local Boy In The Photograph’
‘Maybe Tomorrow’

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