The Strokes cover Lou Reed in London

Band bring a bit of NYC to Hyde Park

The Strokes brought a bit of New York to London tonight (June 21) by covering Lou Reed‘s 1973 classic ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ on the first night of the 02 Wireless Festival at London‘s Hyde Park.

The band closed the first night of the bash with a surprise in the encore, after sending their fans wild by playing a host of their hits in the UK capital.

As well as playing a raft of songs from Number One album ‘First Impressions Of Earth’, they found time for old favourites, including classic singles ‘Hard To Explain’ and ‘Last Nite’ back to back.

The full set was:

‘Heart In A Cage’

‘You Only Live Once’

‘The End Has No End’

‘Red Light’




‘Hard To Explain’

‘Last Nite’

‘Ize Of The World’


‘Ask Me Anything’

‘Vision Of Division’

‘Barely Legal’

‘NYC Cops’

‘Walk On The Wild Side’

‘Take It Or Leave It’

Other main stage highlights included sets from Carl Barat‘s Dirty Pretty Things and Jack White and Brendan Benson‘s outfit The Raconteurs, as well as Scottish indie legends Belle & Sebastian.

Elsewhere, Super Furry Animals drew a huge crowd in the XFM Tent as they ran through classics like ‘Golden Retriver’, ‘Do Or Die’ and set closer ‘The Man Don’t Give A Fuck’.

The 02 Wireless Festival continues till Sunday (June 25) with appearances from the likes of Flaming Lips, Massive Attack and Depeche Mode.