The Stooges Blow V away With Frenzied Set
The Stooges turned in one the definitive sets of the weekend at V Festival in Chelmsford tonight (August 19).
Coming onstage at 8.20pm, Iggy Pop exclaimed "we are the fucking Stooges", before launching straight into "Funhouse" highlights "Loose" and "Down On The Street".
Pop was active throughout the set, climbing speaker stacks, running around the stage and jumping down to meet the audience countless times.
As at Glastonbury this year, Pop kept cool by continually pouring bottles of water over himself.
The Stooges went on to perform their best-loved songs over their forty-five minute slot, including "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "1970", to an incredibly appreciative audience.
Earlier on the Channel 4 Stage, Manic Street Preachers drew a large crowd for a hit-laden set, which included "Motorcycle Emptiness" and "Australia".
Although James Dean Bradfield's guitar was mostly inaudible for the first few songs, this was soon sorted out, with Bradfield telling the crowd: "It's my shit amps!"
Uncut will be blogging from V Festival all weekend bringing you updates from the action, so take a look at Uncut’s festival blog.