O2 Wireless wowed by Daft Punk

Klaxons among those blown away by the French dance legends

Photographer:Shirlaine Forrest

Ross Purdie - 16 June 2007

Disguised in their traditional robot gear, the pair played a pounding hour and a half mix of their greatest hits, including ‘One More Time’, ‘Da Funk’ and ‘Around The World’.

In what will be remembered as a classic Hyde Park performance, the duo made the crowd wait for several minutes before returning with an encore. It included a reworked version of ‘Music Sounds Better Than You’ by band member Thomas Banglater’s Stardust guise.

Klaxons were among the thousands of fans watching the historic show. Singer Jamie Reynolds told us: “It’s been absolutely incredible, a ridiculous day. We had about 10,000 people trying to cram into a tent that can hold just a couple of thousand. It kicked off, it was insane.”

I came here last year to watch The Stokes and it lacked that real festival atmosphere. It’s so much better this year, a lot edgier. It’s like any festival really, it takes a bit of time to realise what it is. I think Wireless is now up there with the rest of the big ones.”

Fans had to be turned away from Klaxons’ earlier headline set in the XFM Tent, prompting Jamie to dedicate ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’ to “everyone outside”.

Elsewhere, LCD Soundsystem played a sold set which included the very apt ‘Daft Punk Is Playing In My House’ and epic new single ‘All My Friends.

However, the US band were arguably outshone by CSS, who performed on the Main Stage before them and treated fans to hits including opener ‘Alala’ and closer ‘Let’s Make Love…’. Singer Lovefoxxx teased the crowd by stripping out of her rainbow tinsel cat suit to reveal another all-in-one adorned with luminous cubes, before sucking on helium to alter her voice.

Other acts playing at the London leg today's O2 Wireless Festival included New Young Pony Club, Simian Mobile Disco, Datarock and Calvin Harris. Kaiser Chiefs headline the final night tomorrow (Sunday).


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