Snoop Dogg, Vampire Weekend, Tinie Tempah reward Manchester volunteers with free gig

Acts unite to play for those who donated time working at community projects across the city

Snoop Dogg, Vampire Weekend and Tinie Tempah were among the acts who played a gig last night (July 8) at Manchester Apollo, to say thank you to 3,000 volunteer workers.

The show, staged by Orange Rockcorps was only open to fans who had given up four hours to work in community projects across Manchester.

Headlining the event Snoop Dogg took to the stage to Craig Armstrong‘s ‘O Verona’, wearing a Manchester United shirt with footballer Rio Ferdinand‘s name and squad number ‘5’ on.

Beginning with ‘The Next Episode’, the rapper performed a set which included a number of his older songs including ‘Gin And Juice’ and ‘Deep Cover’, plus newer tracks such as ‘Sensual Seduction’, ‘I Wanna Rock’ and ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’.

Closing with ‘Who Am I (What’s My Name)?’, the Long Beach emcee then lead the crowd in joining him sing an outro based on Steam‘s 1969 single ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’.

Snoop Dogg played the following:

‘The Next Episode’
‘Gin And Juice’
‘I Wanna Love You’
‘That’s That’
‘Deep Cover’
‘Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang’
‘Sensual Seduction’
‘Jump Around’
‘Drop It like It’s Hot’
‘I Wanna Rock’
‘Who Am I (What’s My Name)?’

Earlier in the night, Vampire Weekend supported, performing a number of songs from both their 2007 self-titled album and this year’s ‘Contra’.

Opening with current single ‘Holiday’, the New York group then played ‘White Sky’, ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’ and ‘Cousins’.

“I know you guys have been working all day,” frontman Ezra Koenig said to the crowd. “But this is the easiest song we’ve got to dance to.”

The band then launched into early single ‘A-Punk’, after which they rounded the set off with ‘Campus’ and ‘Oxford Comma’, before closing with ‘Walcott’.

Vampire Weekend played the following:

‘White Sky’
‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’
‘Oxford Comma’

Also on the bill were Mr Hudson, who performed a set that included the Jay-Z collaboration ‘Young Forever’ and the Kanye West featuring ‘Supernova’, plus Tinie Tempah – who aired recent singles ‘Pass Out’, ‘Written In The Stars’ and ‘Frisky’.