First live performance of 'Consequences' track too
The legendary modfather took to the stage at around 7.30pm (GMT) during Dirty Pretty Things’ performance.
Lead singer Carl Barat welcomed him by saying: “We’re very lucky to have a very special guest – Mr Paul Weller.”
Weller played guitar while Barat sung on The Jam song ‘In The City’ before exiting and leaving the band to finish their set, during which they showcased new tracks from their forthcoming second album ‘This Is Where The Truth Begins’ .
At around 8.05pm Weller took to the stage for his own set, heading straight into 2005 single ‘Come On/Let’s Go’.
Teasing the crowd towards the end of his short set Weller said: “And here’s one you might know…” before launching into 90s anthem ‘The Changingman’.
Weller closed his set with a version of The Jam’s ‘That’s Entertainment’ which saw Tom Clarke from The Enemy come up to play guitar and sing backing vocals while the packed room clapped along and chanted back every word.
Later The Enemy played tracks from their 2007 Number One debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’, including recent single ‘You’re Not Alone’ and ‘It’s Not OK’.
Towards the end of the set the lights at either side of the stage lit up and Weller took to the stage.
Clarke proudly beamed: “Please welcome back to the stage Mr Paul Weller. It’s not every day, is it?”
With Weller on guitar and singing backing vocals the musicians played The Enemy’s ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’.
The evening culminated with the first ever performance of the Crisis charity supergroup single ‘Consequences’.
In Beth Ditto’s absence Tahita Bulmer took lead vocal duty with Supergrass, Pearl Lowe, Jon McClure, Drew McConnell, The Enemy, Andy Rourke and the rest of Bulmer‘s group New Young Pony Club all performing the single, which is due for release in April.
Other artists performing on the night included Supergrass – with ex-Smiths star Andy Rourke playing bass for some of the set.