'South Sheffield stalwarts the Human League were a surprise hit at a massive
music festival packed with big names like The Strokes, Pink and the Scissor
The band were something of a wildcard entry to the V Festival, yet they
packed out the large tented stage at the Western Park Event in Staffordshire
- and seemed surprised themselves by the rapturous response they received.
Barely stifling a grin, Phil Oakey just managed to maintain his aloof stage
presence while the girls looked and sounded spectacular. Every track was a
big-sounding killer hit delievered perfectly - and showed many of the
'bigger' acts who lined up over the weekend (not least a very weak Embrace)
how to put on a proper show.
Popular hits like Love Action, Mirror Man and Fascination peppered the set
and a surprisingly exciting Together In Electric Dreams led the band to the
final, obligatory, Don't You Want Me which set mums, dads and their teenage
children leaping around.
The League's delirious reception pre-empts their tour which visits Doncaster