The Wombats stage Beach Break love in
'Just grab the arse next to you' at student fest
Photographer: Cher Permaul10 June 2008
Closing the first night of the Cornwall three-dayer, the Liverpool band pulled the biggest crowd of the day at the sun-kissed
festival following sets by Does It Offend You, Yeah?,
Royworld and scores more.
Launching into 'Kill The Director', The Wombats tore through all the hits from their debut album as the sun set over the cliffs of Polzeath Beach, but made time for what they called 'The Wombats love hour'.
Singer, Matthew Murphy, announced: "It's like a love pact. You just grab the nearest arse to you and tell them they've got great cheeks."
He also declared how had been targeted by a incontinet seagull and wished its good luck on the crowd, who packed the main stage for the final set of the night.
They also thanked the crowd for witnessing their first ever festival headline set and promised to celebrate in the dance tent afterwards, where they were later seen dancing wildly to Scratch Perverts.
Does It Offend You Yeah? pulled almost as big a crowd on the main stage, encouraging a lively audience to look after each other while also telling them to 'stay crazy'.
During hits like 'We Are Rockstars' and Battle Royale' singer Morgan dived into the crowd after telling them to "avoid the brown acid", which he declared he'd already indulged in.
Royworld preceded on a slightly more sedate note but told Virtual Festivals after their set that all that mattered to them today was the Beach Break Live crowd.
Singer, Rod Futrille, said: "It doesn't matter where we are or where we're going next it's all about the audience in front of you and this one was amazing."
Other acts throughout the day included The Grammatics, Trojan Sound System and The Metros, who caused chaos as a bunch of young groupies tried to break their way backstage.
Beach Break Live continues tomorrow.