Neil Young Plays First 2009 UK Festival Show

Singer closes Isle Of Wight which also saw Pixies and The Prodigy play

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Neil Young headlined the final night of the Isle of Wight festival on Sunday (June 14) with his first UK performance of 2009.

Highlights of the set, which saw Young in a fun festival mood, included extended versions of “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) and “Rockin’ In The Free World.”

Sticking to familiar territory with the song list, to recent shows on this tour, Young teased the festival crowd saying he was looking forward to “cop a buzz” after the show.


Earlier on the Isle of Wight main stage, the Pixies paid homage to Young, who was on straight after, by covering the Bridge Foundation-inspired song “Winterlong” as part of their first UK show in nearly two years.

The Isle of Wight festival also saw artsists such as The Prodigy, Stereophonics and Maximo Park play.

Neil Young is set to return to the UK and Ireland from June 21, with two more festival headline slots; at Glastonbury and Hard Rock Calling.


Dublin, O2 Arena, Ireland (21)

Nottingham, Trent FM Arena Nottingham, UK (23)

Aberdeen, Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, Scotland (24)

London “Hard Rock Calling”, Hyde Park (27)

Glastonbury Festival (28)

Neil Young’s Isle of Wight Festival set list was:

From Hank To Hendrix

Mother Earth

Comes A Time

Heart Of Gold

Old Man

Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)

Mansion On The Hill

Cinnamon Girl

Fuckin’ Up

Rockin’ In The Free World

Down By The River

A Day In The Life

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