Editors, Rakes and Cribs also play Hyde Park show
Kaiser Chiefs have played the final night of the O2 Wireless Festival 2007 in London‘s Hyde Park tonight (June 17).
The band – who played the same event in their hometown Leeds the night before (16) – warmed up for Glastonbury with their headlining slot.
“Hello, do you want to sing-a-long?” singer Ricky Wilson asked the crowd before tearing into opener ‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’.
Clearly the crowd were in the mood, with giant sing-a-longs breaking out for every number the band played.
The band were then joined by Hero from Polysics, who had played earlier, on guest vocals – well “Na Na Na Na Naas” – on ‘Na Na Na Na Naa’.
Despite the event’s limited size – the boundaries seemed closer to the stage than in previous years – the band worked hard to keep the crowd engaged, with Wilson leading a series of sing-a-longs from the front.
Kaiser Chiefs played:
‘Everyday I Love You Less And Love’
‘Heat Dies Down’
‘Learnt My Lesson Well’
‘Na Na Na Na Naa’
‘I Can Do It Without You’
‘Born To Be A Dancer’
‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’
‘I Predict A Riot’
‘Take My Temperature’
‘Try Your Best’
‘Thank You Very Much’
‘Oh My God’
Earlier Editors had hit the main stage with a searing performance which saw the band showcase tracks from their forthcoming second album ‘An End Has A Start’, including the title track, ‘The Racing Rats’, and single ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’.
The band also included several older favourites including ‘All Sparks’, ‘Blood’, ‘You Are Fading’ and ‘Munich’.
The Cribs also got the crowd jumping on the same stage, even achieving a mosh pit in the late afternoon crowd with the likes of ‘Men’s Needs’ and ‘Another Number’.
Introducing forthcoming single ‘Moving Pictures’, Ryan Jarman gave the crowd a short, but passionate speech.
“We need to talk about an issue more important than global warming which I know everyone talks about these days,” he explained.
“The issue is the commercialisation of indie music,” explained the guitarist.
“Together we can fight this evil. Remember if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem.”
The main stage also witnessed a storming performance from Mumm-Ra with the highlights including ‘She’s Got You High’.
The Rakes meanwhile headlined the XFM Stage.
In a tribute to the newly CBEd Dame Edna Everage Alan Donohoe and his gang – complete with a keyboard player who resembled Freddy Mercury – threw bunches of flowers into the crowd as they walked onstage. The band then played a frenetic set, with the likes of ‘Strasbourg’ and ’22 Grand Job’ getting the crowd to go wild.
Before them The Twang had packed out the tent forcing a large number of punters to watch the show from outside.
It was a similar story for The Pigeon Detectives whose set included ‘You Know I Love You’, ‘I’m Not Sorry’ and ‘Romantic Type’.
Good Shoes also thrilled a packed crowd on the same stage playing tracks from debut album ‘Think Before You Speak’ including ‘Morden’ and ‘All In My Head’.
On the Tuborg Stage, headliners the 1990s worked the crowd into a frenzy with a set including the likes of ‘See You At The Lights’ and ‘You’re Supposed To Be My Friend’.
That’s it for this year’s Wireless, but the festival action continues on NME.COM as we countdown to Glastonbury all week.
Meanwhile get next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from June 20 – for coverage of Wireless and our special Glasto preview edition.