Weezer bring the sun and party to Sonisphere 2011

They cover Radiohead on the Apollo Stage

Weezer bring the sun and party to Sonisphere 2011

Photographer: Laura CallanKai Jones on 09 July 2011

The group even covered Wheatus' ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ during a momentous Saturday evening set on the Apollo Stage.

After the intensity of the Big Four the previous evening, and a day of rain so devilish at one point it could have only been beckoned by Beelzebub himself, Sonisphere needed a bit of cheering up.

And Weezer delivered it, the sun coming out and blazing by the time they'd finished ‘Sweater Song’.

A karaoke cover of Radiohead's ‘Paranoid Android’ almost killed the mood and  Rivers Cuomo asking for the skies to rain open did not go down well with a sodden crowd.

But It only took the first few "ooh-oohs" of ‘Buddy Holly’ to forget the misfortunate cover, all of Weezer finishing the song on Patrick Wilson's drumkit.

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