Pendulum cover The Prodigy at Download Festival

Aussie band 'start a riot' on the Tuborg Stage

Pendulum covered The Prodigy at the Download Festival this afternoon (June 14) as they pulled in the Tuborg Stage‘s biggest crowd of the weekend so far.

The Australian drum and bass six-piece got fans on their feet as they performed the dance classic ‘Voodoo People’.

Introducing the track, MC Ben Mount asked the crowd ‘are you ready for some voodoo’ before they burst into their own take on the hit single.

The Aussie outfit went on to play an energy-charged set, during which Mount spent most of his time stirring up a moshpit circle and performing knee jumps.

Arriving onstage, he said: ‘Are you here to see something different? We’re here to cause a fucking riot.’

The set, which was laced with a host of tracks from their current album ‘In Silico’ and 2005 debut ‘Hold Your Colour’ also saw the band perform their recent hit single ‘Propane Nightmares’.

Speaking before the performance bassist Gareth McGrillen told NME.COM: “We love festivals because they are a challenge especially when we turn up like this as the underdog. If we can convert even half the audience I think we’ve done a good thing.

“They’re not here to see you, they’re here to see a lot of other bands and we can turn them into fans.”

Pendulum played:



‘Voodoo People’

‘Propane Nightmares’


‘Blood Sugar’



‘Hold Your Colour’

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