New rave fever strikes in Leeds

Klaxons and Hot Chip play to massive crowds

Despite the main stage’s rock bill, Friday at Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival has seen new rave in the ascendance, with both Klaxons and Hot Chip drawing enormous crowds.

Playing in the Carling Tent, Hot Chip treated the audience to a set drawn mostly from their ‘The Warning’ album, including crowd favourite ‘Over And Over’.

Complete with extensive instrument swapping, the set culminated in the crowd chanting the band’s name as they began set closer ‘A Fixed State’.


Performing earlier in the evening, Klaxons drew an even larger crowd, leading to rows of fans squeezed out of the small tent.

As well as playing single, and crowd favourite, ‘Atlantis To Interzone’, the band covered Grace’s 1995 dance hit ‘Not Over Yet’.

Their next headline tour is on the Club NME tour this autumn. Go to NME.COM/Gigs for ticket availability.