Prince covers Michael Jackson and Bob Marley at Poland’s Open’er Festival

Singer is due to make only UK festival appearance of 2011 at Hop Farm tonight (July 3)

Prince played covers of Michael Jackson and Bob Marley tracks during his headline slot at Open’er Festival in Poland last night (July 2).

The singer’s two-hours-plus performance marked the 10-year anniversary of the festival and saw him play in front of the biggest crowd of the weekend so far.

He included a version of Jackson‘s 1979 hit ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’, Marley‘s ‘Waiting In Vain’ and Chic‘s ‘Le Freak’ in the set list.


While playing ‘Controversy’, Prince told the crowd to take out their mobile phones, then said, “I need you to call somebody. Tell them you’re at the best place on Earth.”

During ‘Purple Rain’, his final song of the first portion of the show, gold confetti fell over the crowd, as his symbol was broadcasted onto the big screens.

Following the set, the night closed with a firework show to commemorate the event’s anniversary, with images from the past nine festivals projected on the screens.

Prince played:

‘Let’s Go Crazy’
‘Little Red Corvette’
‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
‘Take Me With U’
‘Crimson And Clover’
‘Waiting In Vain’
‘Le Freak’
‘When Doves Cry’/’Alphabet Street’/’Sign O’ The Times’/’Darling Nikki’/’I Would Die 4 U’
‘Purple Rain’
‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’/’Cool’
‘Dance (Disco Heat)’
‘Baby I’m A Star’
‘Sometimes It Snows In April’
‘The Bird’
‘Jungle Love’
‘A Love Bizarre’
‘Love Rollercoaster’/’Play That Funky Music’
‘We Live, We Get Funky’


The gig was one of only two European festival performances Prince is scheduled to make this year.

The other is at Hop Farm Festival tonight (3), which will be his first UK show since his 21-night residency at London‘s O2 Arena in 2007.

Meanwhile, Open’er Festival wraps up today with sets from the likes of The Strokes, The Wombats, These New Puritans, Hurts and MIA.