Manic Street Preachers Pay Tribute To Richey

The band are joined by Nina Persson for Glastonbury show

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The Manic Street Preachers played a career-spanning set for their Pyramid stage show at Glastonbury last night (June 24), paying tribute to former band member Richey Edwards.

Just before playing debut single ‘Motown Junk’ towards the end of their set, singer James Dean Bradfield said emotionally: “We first played Glastonbury in 1994. One of us was hammered before the gig, during the gig and after the gig. That man was Mr Richey James. This one is for him.”

The trio were also joined onstage by Cardigans songstress Nina Persson, who reprised her role on the Manics recent number two charting single ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough.


Playing for just over an hour, the Manics treated fans to classic tracks from the early 90s such as ‘Faster’, ‘From Despair To Where’ and ‘La Tristesse Durera’ – as well as from their new LP ‘Send Away The Tigers.’

With regard to the typical English festival weather, James Dean Bradfield quipped: “If it’s any comfort we did two gigs in Germany and it was pissing down there as well.”

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The Manics played the following:

‘You Love Us’

‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’


‘You’re Love Alone Is Not Enough’

‘Everything Must Go’

‘From Despair To Where’


‘Ocean Spray’

‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’

‘La Tristesse Durera’

‘Imperial Bodybags’

‘Motown Junk’

‘A Design For Life’

Pic credit: Andy Willsher


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