The grunge band were headlining the Saturday night of the festival and brought out some special guests for their encore. Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and drummer Chad Smith and Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill were all on stage for a performance of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’.
See footage from the headline set below:
Pearl Jam were in the news last week after announcing the cancellation of their North Carolina show. The band were due to play at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on April 20, but cancelled due to the state’s HB2 law.
Earlier this month North Carolina passed the state law which means individuals must use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex, a move which negatively impacts on trans people.
Pearl Jam aren’t the only band to veto the law, with Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr also pulling gigs in protest