Alex Turner and Co took to the stage for their Friday headline slot with the now familiar 'Library Pictures', belting through their first three tracks - including 'Brianstorm' - with an ease that they have become accustomed to.
Since their breakthrough album, the Monkeys’ have taken the world by storm thanks to tracks such as ‘Mardy Bum’, ‘I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ and ‘Cornerstone’ – and all three are well received here at T.
It’s the surprisingly fourth ‘hit and miss’ album – ‘Suck It and See’ that goes down well – with newbies like ‘Don’t Sit Down Cos I’ve Moved Your Chair’pleasing the heaving crowd.
First time T in the Parker, John Devine, 28, from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, welcomed the band’s new tracks, but reserved special mention for their older hits. He said: “Friday was the night I was looking forward to the most and Arctic Monkeys were the band that I was really excited to see. They were excellent, and coupled with the weather it was a great start to the festival. They seem to get better with age, and thanks to the earlier sunshine, I don’t think there is a greater band to see.”
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