Maccabees play to huge Leeds Festival crowd

London band backed by brass section on NME/Radio 1 Stage

The Maccabees drew a huge crowd to their show at Leeds Festival this evening (August 28), where they played a 6.25pm (BST) slot on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

The south London band (now based in Brighton) were backed by a three-piece brass section for the show, which had fans rammed all the way to the back of the large tent.

Bobble hat-wearing frontman Orlando Weeks seemed grateful for the impressive turn-out, thanking the crowd for turning up, but aside from introducing songs kept other chat to a minimum.

The band, who released well-received second album ‘Wall Of Arms’ in May, played tracks including fan favourites ‘X-Ray’ and ‘Precious Time’.

They ended their set with ‘Love You Better’, with the band urging the crowd to “take care of yourselves”.

The Maccabees played:

‘No Kind Words’
‘One Hand Holding’
‘Young Lions’
‘Tissue Shoulders’
‘Can You Give It’
‘Kiss & Resolve’
‘First Love’
‘William Powers’
‘Toothpaste Kisses’
‘Precious Time’
‘Love You Better’

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