Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly get the crowd singing at Carling Weekend: Leeds

Sam Duckworth also throws a shout out to Forward Russia

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly went down a storm at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 25) sparking mass sing-a-longs for an eventful performance.

Sam Duckworth and his three-piece backing band pulled in a huge crowd at the NME/ Radio 1 Stage for a set which leaned heavily towards his debut ‘Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager’.

The singer also premiered new song ‘Find The Time’ before the audience sang all the words to the likes of ‘I Spy’, ‘War Of The Worlds’ and ‘Call Me Ishmael’.

Arriving onstage, dressed in a black suit and glasses, as usual the outspoken singer had plenty to say.

As he launched into ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’, Duckworth said: “This song is about my hometown Southend. It is about a love and hate relationship with the place you live.”

Although he never mentioned the issue he also drew attention to his support for the Make Trade Fair Campaign with a backdrop which said: “Latte £1.89, Eithiopian farmer 3p, an outdated equation of poverty and exploitation.”

As he prepared to sing ‘War Of The Worlds’ he told the fans he played “the best show of his life at Reading last night” before he received huge boos.

But he whipped the crowd up when he added: “You think I’m slagging you off but I’m trying to build you up. Let’s see if you can beat those fuckers.”

Rounding off the show he dedicated ‘The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager (Part One)’ to local acts iForward, Russia! and Frank Carter.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly played:

‘Once More With Feeling’

‘An Oak Tree’

‘Find The Time’


‘Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly’

‘The Lighthouse Keeper’

‘I Could Build You A Tower’

‘War Of The Worlds’

‘Call Me Ishmael’

‘The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager (Part One)’

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