Foo Fighters dedicate song to Nirvana at V Festival

Dave Grohl pays tribute to a band 'I used to drum for' at Chelmsford

Foo Fighters made a teasing reference to the Nirvana during their V Festival tonight (August 18).

Dave Grohl‘s band were playing their second set of the day after surprising fans by playing a surprise acoustic set earlier in the afternoon.

Playing their main, headlining set at the Chelmsford the band mixed a series of live favourites with a few previews from their forthcoming album ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience, Grace’, including ‘Cheer Up Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)’.

Following the nod to the future, Grohl then paid tribute to his past ahead of ‘Learn To Fly’ Dave Grohl saying: “This goes out to Snow Patrol, Pink and the band I used to drum for…”

Leaving fans hanging on that he was talking about Nirvana he then chimed in with “Juilette and The Licks! Man, I really blew that gig!”

Later before ‘Monkey Wrench’, Grohl invited the entire crowd back to his hotel room.

Foo Fighters played:


‘Monkey Wrench’

‘My Hero’


‘Cheer Up Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)’

‘Times Like These’

‘Up In Arms’

‘Learn To Fly’

‘No Way Back’

‘Stacked Actors’

‘This Is A Call’

‘Best Of You’

‘Enough Space’


‘All My Life’

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