Band performed 'Wish You Were Here' with original Pink Floyd member
Roger Waters was joined by a host of guest artists as he headlined the Newport Folk Festival last night (July 24).
Appearing for his first live performance since the end of his Wall tour in 2013, Waters played an entirely acoustic set that featured material from his time with Pink Floyd as well as new and old solo material. New song ‘Crystal Clear’ was among the surprises in the set, as too were covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Levon Helm and Buddy Guy.
My Morning Jacket were a last minute addition the line-up of the US festival and joined Waters on stage after having played their own set earlier in the day. Together, Waters and My Morning Jacket performed Pink Floyd classic ‘Wish You Were Here’ together.
Meanwhile, Helm’s daughter Amy got up with Waters as he covered her late father’s song ‘Wide River to Cross’.
Watch fan-shot footage form the festival below:
Waters’ new concert film, titled Roger Waters The Wall, will be released in theatres worldwide for one day only on September 29.
The film was first shown at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and follows the former Pink Floyd member’s ‘The Wall Live’ tour, which ran between 2010 and 2013 and was seen by nearly four million people.
It was the largest worldwide tour ever undertaken by a solo artist and was the first time any Pink Floyd member had played their 1979 concept album ‘The Wall’ in two decades.
As well as previously unseen concert footage, the film also follows Waters’ personal experience on the road and the events that led to his own strong anti-war sentiments. Waters co-directed the film along with Sean Evans, shooting the film in ultra-high definition.