The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins gives us his impressions of playing in front of 375,000 people at the record-breaking Knebworth Park shows with Robbie Williams last weekend!
[r-zone1]”Knebworth was an astonishing experience – Robbie Williams was about as nice as pie, and we bonded with Ash and the girls from Moby‘s string section. Despite the searing heat, the crowds absolutely kicked arse and a great time was had by all”.
The ‘Stately Home of Rock’ that is Knebworth Park made its name in the Seventies with shows by The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Queen. It’s a measure of the spectacular rise of the band that they were picked to play with Robbie at the sold out shows but in many ways the venue was entirely appropriate for the band. As the ever-eloquent Justin put it:
“A band of our ilk is genetically determined to achieve the honour of performing at Knobwerth [sic]. It’s in our DNA. We’ve waited years for this opportunity and we’re truly grateful and honoured to have been invited!
The Darkness are now off around European festival circuit through August playing with The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Linkin Park before returning to the UK for the Leeds and Reading festivals and their nationwide tour in October.
Following the No2 success of their debut album ‘Permission to Land’ their new single ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ will also be released in the UK on September 15th.