Jet debut new songs at V Festival

Singer Nic Cester recovers from illness to bang out the hits in Staffordshire

Jet showcased two new songs at the V Festival in Staffordshire this afternoon as singer Nic Cester made his return from a recent bout of illness.

The Aussie rockers played forthcoming single ‘She’s A Genius’ and ‘Black Hearts’ from their third album ‘Shaka Rock’, which is due out on September 7, in front of a huge crowd on the 4Music stage.

The highlight of the set, however, was their 2003 hit single ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’, which had the crowd singing in full voice at Weston Park.


Later, Cester stood on the barrier above the crowd before the band belted out ‘Cold Hard Bitch’.

The show came just 11 days after Cester was taken to hospital after collapsing twice onstage at the London Hard Rock Café where he was treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis, acute vomiting and dehydration.

Jet played:

‘Rip It Up’
‘She’s A Genius’
‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’
‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’
‘Get What You Need’
‘Black Hearts’
‘Cold Hard Bitch’

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