The band warm up for the V Festival at Little Steven's International Underground Garage bash...

THE STROKES warmed up for the forthcoming V FESTIVAL this weekend (August 14), with a storming performance at NEW YORK’s LITTLE STEVEN’S INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND GARAGE FESTIVAL on Saturday (August 14).

The band appeared on a bill of 45 bands, including headliners Iggy And The Stooges and New York Dolls, The Raveonettes and [a][/a] in preparation for their own headlining slot at V next weekend (August 21-22).

Singer Julian Casablancas hurled himself into the crowd during opening track ’The Modern Age’ before closing the song declaring that the sound was “not loud enough godammit!”

The group tore through a set that drew heavily from debut album ’Is This It’ and before starting ’New York City Cops’, Casablancas mentioned festival sponsors Dunkin’ Donuts, saying that they were “an appropriate sponsor”.

Despite New York being in the midst of Hurricane Charlie, the singer remained unfazed, announcing, “Everyone is in a fucking hurry cuz of the hurricane but I don’t see no fucking hurricane.”

Speaking about the festival line-up, one fan told NME.COM, “It’s cool to see the 60’s stuff, and the 80’s stuff and now the resurgence.”

The Strokes set list was:

‘The Modern Age’

‘I Can’t Win’


‘Alone, Together’

‘New York City Cops’

‘Under Control’’

‘Hard To Explain’

‘Barely Legal’

‘Take It Or Leave It’