Miike Snow make their V Festival debut

Swedish electro-pop outfit dress up for theatrical set in Staffordshire

Miike Snow broke their V Festival duck in Staffordshire this afternoon (August 22) by donning Phantom Of The Opera-style masks for their electro-pop-driven set in the Virgin Media Union tent.

The trio, two of whom previously co-wrote and produced Britney Spears‘ hit single ‘Toxic’, treated the crowd to a dance-heavy set featuring a series of tracks from their 2009 self-titled debut including recent single ‘Animal’.

The show was only the band’s third in the UK so far as American frontman Andrew Wyatt sang the bulk of their songs through a vocoder while he also switched between bass guitar and keyboards throughout their set.

As he launched into ‘Animal’, the singer shouted: “Where are we? We are in England motherfucker,” before the crowd clapped and blew plastic whistles to the track.

Miike Snow played:

‘Black & Blue’
‘In Search Of’
‘Plastic Jungle’
‘In Search Of’

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