Ricky Wilson tries to eclipse main T In The Park headliners
Kaiser Chiefs played a headlining slot on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at T In The Park tonight (July 12), asking the crowd to help them drown out Rage Against The Machine, who were playing on the Main Stage.
The Leeds band played a slew of hits including ‘Ruby’, ‘I Predict A Riot’ and ‘Oh My God’, plus new songs set to appear on their forthcoming Mark Ronson-produced third album.
Watch fan video footage of the band’s show by clicking on the video below.
The five-piece started their set in frenetic fashion, with singer Ricky Wilson leaping into the crowd a few seconds into opener ‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’.
He sang while a security guard grasped his trousers, attempting – only partially successfully – to stop the singer being engulfed by the screaming front row.
Two songs later, Wilson, by then back onstage, showed off some football skills, hurling his tambourine 20 feet into the air then back-heeling it as it landed.
The singer then encouraged the crowd to yell as loud as they could during ‘Na Na Na Na Na’ so the Rage Against The Machine fans could hear them on the other side of the site.
Towards the end of the set, Wilson bashed one of drummer Nick Hodgson‘s cymbals with a drum stick to open ‘I Predict A Riot’, which drew loud cheers from the crowd.
The singer then clambered 20 feet up the set rigging to the right of the stage during the song, then leaped off and sprinted across the stage.
Kaiser Chiefs ended their headline slot with an extended version of their traditional set-closer ‘Oh My God’.
Kaiser Chiefs played:
‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’
‘Every Day I Love You Less And Less’
‘Heat Dies Down’
‘Na Na Na Na Na’
‘Never Miss A Beat’
‘Thank You Very Much’
‘You Want History’
‘Half The Truth’
‘I Predict A Riot’
‘The Angry Mob’
‘Take My Temperature’
‘Oh My God’
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