The countdown to The Rolling Stones continues
The band who spent the early part of this year touring in north and south America, returned to the British festival circuit for the first time since playing the V Festival last year.
For those performances last August singer Tom Chaplin was given special dispensation to leave a drink and drubs rehab programme he was undertaking to play the shows.
In contrast today he looked healthy and was bursting with energy as he led his bandmates through a upbeat, hour-long set.
Performing the likes of ’Everybody’s Changing’, ’Crystal Ball’ and ’A Bad Dream’, which the singer declared was his favourite song by the band, Chaplin bantered with the crowd throughout their set.
“You know it’s a great sight up here,” declared Chaplin surveying the crowd. “For a while we never thought we’d get the chance to play a legendary festival likes this. Thank you all for coming out and listening.”
Then before ‘Leaving So Soon’ the singer declared: “I’ve got to meet you guys”, and set off on the walkways which have been errected for The Rolling Stones’ set, running right into the heart of the crowd.
‘Put It Behind You’
‘Nothing In My Way’
‘Bend & Break’
‘Leaving So Soon’
‘This Is The Last Time’
‘A Bad Dream’
‘Somewhere Only We Know’
‘Is It Any Wonder’
The Rolling Stones are now set to take to the stage for their first British festival since 1976. Stay tuned to NME.COM a full report.
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