Foo Fighters also close the first night in style
Primal Scream performed a brand new song at V Festival tonight (August 18), when they headlined the JJB/Puma Arena.
Bobby Gillespie and his bandmates ran through new track “Can’t Get Back” in the midst of a thrilling greatest hits set, which included “Rocks”, “Country Girl” and “Burning Wheel”.
Leaving the stage after “Rocks”, the band returned to perform “Damaged”, with Gillespie saying: “This is for Tony Wilson of Factory Records, who died last week. He was a big inspiration to us.”
Primal Scream then played “Loaded”, before ending with “Movin’ On Up”.
Foo Fighters headlined the V Stage tonight, following their acoustic performance earlier this afternoon.
Dave Grohl took to the stage on his own and launched into “Everlong”, as he did at the recent Live Earth concert, before being joined by the rest of the group at the final chorus.
The band then launched into a crowd-pleasing set, featuring fan favourites including “Monkey Wrench” and “Breakout”, before ending with “All My Life”.
The V Festival continues tomorrow, with Chelmsford set to host performances from Rilo Kiley, Iggy & The Stooges, Manic Street Preachers and Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Uncut will be blogging from V Festival all weekend bringing you updates from the action, so take a look at Uncut’s festival blog.