Stereophonics debut new tracks at Isle Of Wight
Calvin Harris draws a massive crowed as day two closes
Photographer: Mark Holloway14 June 2009
The Welsh rockers played a set of crowd-pleasing tunes, which included ‘Bartender And The Thief’, ‘Mr Writer’
and Gladbags And Handbags’ as well as debuting new song ‘Innocent’.
The group, who were un-talkative and rather static during their set, failed to live up to the live standard set by The Prodigy the night before, instead of relying on their hits over charisma and energy.
And it worked with ‘I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio’ providing the biggest sing-a-long of the set with the band playing ‘Have A Nice Day’ and ‘Bartender And The Thief’ as well, with singer Kelly Jones changing the lyrics to the latter to Motorhead’s ‘Ace Of Spades’.
Earlier on in the day Razorlight wowed the crowd with tunes that spanned all three of their albums. Early single ‘Golden Touch’ was a hectic number for the band, that has recently lost a drummer, while ‘America’ provided the first lighters in the air, crowd karaoke track of the day.
Meanwhile in the Big Top, Calvin Harris drew a massive audience as for a set that included ‘I Get All The Girls’ and massive rave out ‘Acceptable In The 80’s’. ‘I’m Not Alone’ was the stand out track however with the entire big top bouncing along to the recent number one.
Earlier in the day The Zombies pleased the sun-seeking hoards with a cover of ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ and their own classic numbers including ‘Time Of The Season’.
Charlotte Church was expected to make an appearance on the Acoustic Stage, while James Walsh from Starsailor went cover crazy, attracting thousands of fans during his unannounced performance on the stage.
Isle Of Wight Festival 2009 continues today with performances from Neil Young, Simple Minds and Pigeon Detectives.