Countdown To V: Primal Scream


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This weekend (August 18-19) sees the twelfth V Festival take place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. There’s a fantastic selection of music on offer at V, from classic veterans to buzzing new bands, which we at Uncut will be previewing every day in the run up to the festival.

From C86 vanguards to loved-up acid house heads to future techno-punks and back again, Primal Scream have never been a band to stand still. Soldiering on for over two decades with a revolving line up centred around Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes and Robert ‘Throb’ Young, they have an incredibly diverse back catalogue to draw from, so expect to hear the techno terrorism of ‘Swastika Eyes’ and ‘Kowalski’ alongside the classic rock splendour of ‘Rocks’, ‘Movin’ On Up’ and ‘Country Girl’.

While a Primal Scream gig is always an event worth seeing – Gillespie famously directed a tirade of abuse at the audience and other bands while onstage at Glastonbury in 2005 – the band are also planning to unleash a few new tracks on the V audience this weekend. What direction they’ll be taking is anyone’s guess, but we’d advise sticking round to find out.

Other performers at V include Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Manic Street Preachers, The Coral, Babyshambles and Jarvis Cocker.

Uncut will be blogging from V Festival all weekend bringing you updates from the action, so take a look at Uncut’s festival blog
this weekend (August 18-19).


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