The Wombats stage Beach Break love in
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10 June 2008
The Wombats played their first ever festival headline set at Beach Break Live as they encouraged a loved up crowd to display
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."
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
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
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.
Break Live continues tomorrow.