Morrissey slams Kylie’s OBE at O2 Wireless Festival

Beck and The Courteeners also bring in crowds at London event

Morrissey appeared to slag off Kylie Minogue‘s recent OBE at the second night of London‘s O2 Wireless Festival tonight (July 4).

The singer sarcastically congratulated the Australian singer from the stage at the gig in Hyde Park, leading to laughs and cheers from the audience.

The singer also played a handful of songs from his forthcoming album ‘Years Of Refusal’, including the well-received ‘Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed’, at the event.


As well as playing Smiths tracks including ‘Vicar In A Tutu’, ‘Stretch Out And Wait’ and ‘Ask’, the singer ended his set with a rendition of his old band’s ‘How Soon Is Now?’ and ‘What She Said’.

The latter song, the closing track of Morrissey‘s set, segued into the band’s 1985 rarity ‘Rubber Ring’.

Morrissey played:

‘Last Of The Famous International Playboys’



‘First Of The Gang To Die’

‘That’s How People Grow Up’

‘Irish Blood, English Heart’

‘I Just Want To See The Boy Happy’

‘Sister, I’m A Poet’

‘Vicar In A Tutu’

‘All You Need Is Me’

‘The Loop’

‘The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores’

‘Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?’

‘Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed’

‘Billy Budd’

‘Death Of A Disco Dancer’

‘You Say You Don’t Love Me’

‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’

‘Stretch Out And Wait’

‘Life Is A Pigsty’

‘How Soon Is Now?’

‘What She Said’/’Rubber Ring’

The main stage also saw a performance from Beck, below the headliner, who previewed a number of tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Modern Guilt’, including the title track and ‘Chemtrails’.

Barely speaking a word to the audience, Beck, dressed in black, still brought out his biggest hits for the festival, including ‘The New Pollution’, ‘Loser’, ‘E-Pro’ and the opening ‘Devil’s Haircut’.

At around 5.30pm (BST), The Courteeners brought a large crowd to the second tent at the festival.

The Manchester band, led by Liam Fray, inspired mass sing-alongs in the crowd with their set, particularly when performing ‘Acrylic’.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner joined The Rascals on guitar and vocals for their set closer ‘Is It Too Late’.

The trio also performed tracks from their debut album ‘Rascalize’ during their show, including ‘Freakbeat Phantom’ and ‘Fear Invicted Into The Perfect Stranger’.


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