Pixies close fine day of Reading rock

As the last chord of 'Gigantic' rang out across the festival site, Reading was a sea of euphoria. It was a fitting conclusion to an exceptional day of rock that had also featured The Killers, Kasabian, BRMC and, er, Fightstar

The band delivered a greatest hits set on the Main Stage much to the hysteria of their adoring fanbase, whose singing at times drowned out frontman Black Francis. It was a poignant performance that marked their return to the festival after 15 years away.

The full set-list was:

U-Mass
Head On
I Bleed
Crackity Jones
Dead
Bone Machine
Debaser
Tame
Gouge Away
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Broken Face
Isla De Encanta
Something Against You
Stormy Weather
Planet Of Sound
Caribou
The Sad Punk
Into The White
The Holiday Song
Nimrods Son
Vamos
Mr Grieves
Here Comes Your Man
Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
In Heaven/Where Is My Mind?
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Hey
Gigantic

The Pixies headline Leeds Festival tomorrow night (saturday).

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