The star performs with Giant Sand and Sparklehorse at the alt.country event in London...

PJ HARVEY stole the show at the ‘BEYOND NASHVILLE’ festival in LONDON at the weekend (November 3).

Harvey appeared on a bill headed by Giant Sand, while other guests who performed included Mark Linkous from Sparklehorse, John Parish, Evan Dando, Vic Chesnutt and Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner. The event took place at the Barbican Theatre.

A stetson-clad Harvey performed X’s ‘Johnny Hit And Run Pauline’ with old touring partners Giant Sand, as well as Sparklehorse classics ‘Homecoming Queen’ and ‘Eyepennies’ with Mark Linkous. She also appeared as part of her regular guitarist John Parish’s 10-piece band, singing one song and contributing guitar.

The bill was put together by Giant Sand mainman and master of ceremonies Howe Gelb, who received a standing ovation from the 2,000 capacity crowd at the end of the evening.