Lenny Kravitz pays tribute to Pink Floyd at V Festival

The rocker also gives a nod to Michael Jackson in Staffordshire

Lenny Kravitz played a mid-afternoon slot at today’s (August 16) V Festival – covering tracks by both Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson.

Performing at the Staffordshire site on the V Stage, the rocker came onstage at 4.35pm (BST) sporting a black leather jacket, shades and a black Flying V guitar.

Kravitz was joined on stage by two trumpeters, a saxophonist, full band and a guitarist – who bore a stunning resemblance to Guns N’ Roses legend, Slash, with his black top hat and curly mop of hair.


A large crowd braved the afternoon showers, however, to catch a glimpse of the New York rocker and were treated to a set including 1991 single ‘Always On The Run’ and his cover of The Guess Who‘s ‘American Woman’.

Kravitz, kept his shades on until launching into huge hit ‘It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over’, a huge favourite with the crowd.

Then during next song, ‘Dancin’ Til Dawn’, Kravitz said: “You’re just having a good time today aren’t you? – so keep dancing. I bet you like me like those old records from the late 70s and early 80s.”

The crowd cheered before Kravitz mixed up the track with ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Pt II)’ by Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson‘s ‘Billie Jean’ – getting crowd to chant back.

Kravitz concluded on his one UK chart-topper, 1999’s ‘Fly Away’ and then ‘Let Your Love Come Down’, which saw him coming down to the front of the crowd to shake hands with his fans.

Lenny Kravitz played:


‘Bring It On’

‘Always On The Run’

‘Dig In’

‘Fields Of Joy’

‘It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over’

‘Dancin’ Til Dawn’

‘I’ll Be Waiting’

‘American Woman’

‘Fly Away’

‘Let Your Love Come Down’

Keep checking NME.COM for the latest news, pictures, videos and blogs live from both V Festival Chelmsford and V Festival Staffordshire all weekend.


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