Stereophonics roll out their singles at V Festival

Kelly Jones and co soundtrack the sunset in Essex

Stereophonics performed a set comprised almost entirely of singles, including one new track, on the Main Stage at V Festival today (August 16).

The band, led by frontman Kelly Jones, kicked off their set with ‘The Bartender And The Thief’, from 1999’s ‘Performance And Cocktails’ album, after the singer got the crowd worked up with a short set of call-and-response cheering.

The set, which took place as the sun went down over the Chelmsford site, emphasised the band’s early career, with only one song performed from their last album, last year’s ‘It Means Nothing’.

A new track, likely to feature on the band’s forthcoming greatest hits album, ‘You’re My Star’, was also previewed.

Kelly Jones and co ended their set with their sole UK Number One hit ‘Dakota’, to a frenzied crowd reaction.

Stereophonics played:

‘The Bartender And The Thief’

‘A Thousand Trees’

‘More Life In A Tramp’s Vest’

‘Pick A Part That’s New’

‘Have A Nice Day’


‘It Means Nothing’

‘Just Looking’

‘You’re My Star’

‘Mr Writer’

‘Maybe Tomorrow’

‘Too Many Sandwiches’


‘Local Boy In The Photograph’


Keep checking NME.COM for the latest news, pictures, videos and blogs live from both V Festival Chelmsford and V Festival Staffordshire all weekend.