The Who closed another successful day at BST Hyde Park with a set of classic hits with ex-Mods out in force.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend kicked off with I Can’t Explain and kept the crowd entertained with Behind Blue Eyes, The Kids Are Alright and My Generation. Paul Weller requested Pictures Of Lilly after playing a stunning support slot set including Jam favourites That’s Entertainment, Start and set closer Town Called Malice.
The Who showed they still have it playing to the first of the weekends two 65,000 capacity sold out shows
The opening act on the main stage today was Gaz Coombes, Supergrass frontman and now solo artist whose latest record Matador was well received by the crowd.
Next up the mighty Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths, played a set spanning his career adding a cover of I Fought The Law by The Clash and closed with a mammoth rendition of the classic How Soon is Now?
The Kaiser Chiefs were next up, with a storming set including huge hits Ruby and I Predict A Riot that saw the crowd jumping and singing along.
Artists playing across the other stages on the site included The Rifles, Slydigs, Sleaford Mods and Vintage Trouble.
A great atmosphere continued to prevail as Paul Weller made his time on stage count playing tunes including The Changing Man and That’s Entertainment. His performance was a fitting set up for headliners The Who.
Celebrities who came down to the day included Lionel Richie, Leslie Ash, Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, Fearne Cotton and Jeremy Clarkson, Allen Leech and Charlie Webster and Chris Moyles.
Set List – Johnny Marr
The Right Thing Right (from The Messenger, 2013)
Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (from The Smiths’ Strangeways, Here We Come, 1987)
Easy Money (from Playland, 2014)
25 Hours (from Playland, 2014)
New Town Velocity (from The Messenger, 2013)
Generate! Generate! (from The Messenger, 2013)
I Fought the Law (Bobby Fuller Four cover)
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (from The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead, 1986)
Getting Away with It (from the Electronic’s Electronic, 1991)
How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths’ single, 1985)
Set List – Paul WellerSet List – The Who
I Can’t Explain (single, 1965)
The Seeker (single, 1970)
Who Are You (from Who Are You, 1978)
The Kids Are Alright (from My Generation, 1965)
Pictures of Lily (single, 1967)
I Can See For Miles (from The Who Sell Out, 1967)
My Generation (from My Generation, 1965)
Behind Blue Eyes (from Who’s Next, 1971)
Bargain (from Who’s Next, 1971)
Join Together (single, 1972)
You Better You Bet (from Free Dance, 1981)
I’m One (from Quadrophenia, 1973)
Love Reign O’er Me (from Quadrophenia, 1973)
Eminence Front (from It’s Hard, 1982)
Amazing Journey (from Tommy, 1969)
Sparks (from Tommy, 1969)
Pinball Wizard (from Tommy, 1969)
See Me Feel Me / Listening To You (from Tommy, 1969)
Baba O’Riley (from Who’s Next, 1971)
Won’t Get Fooled Again (from Who’s Next, 1971)
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