The Prodigy close first day of Isle Of Wight Festival

Band bring out the classics for the masses

The Prodigy closed day one of the Isle Of Wight Festival today (June 12), playing to a massive audience at the bash’s Main Stage.

The Essex rave legends played a number of classics during their set, including ‘Breathe’ and ‘Firestarter’ – though they also showcased new album ‘Invaders Must Die’, opening with ‘World’s On Fire’.

Before playing ‘Breathe’, Maxim asked the crowd, “Do ya wanna hear me, Isle Of Wight?”. The band then kicked into an extended version of the 1996 hit.


The rapper jumped manically around the stage alongside bandmate Keith Flint, who was wearing a white vest and black jeans – the same style of outfit he made famous in the band’s mid-’90s heyday.

The band ended their set shortly after playing crowd favourite ‘Smack My Bitch Up’. Gesturing to the crowd as the band left the stage, Maxim threw his arms in the air and waved at the audience.

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The Prodigy played:

‘World’s On Fire’
‘Take Me To The Hospital’
‘Their Law’
‘Warrior’s Dance’
‘Run With The Wolves’
‘Voodoo People’
‘Diesel Power’
‘Smack My Bitch Up’
‘Out Of Space’

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