V FESTIVAL 2004 REVIEWS

 

The Sheffield Gazette August 2004

'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 Sisters.
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 Dome
December 6th.