The The steal the show at Festival No.6, 2018

There can be no doubt that The The‘s headline set on Saturday night at Festival No.6 was THE standout moment of a weekend that delivered on almost every level – despite the weather being her usual cruel self.

For everyone in the main stage crowd who grew up listening to Matt Johnson’s quintessentially thoughtful lyrics and luxuriating in his powerful production skills, this all-too-short 75-minute set was as close to time travel as the laws of physics permit.

Thrown back into the political maelstrom of the mid-80s, the words still echo true all these years later and remain both relevant and poignant.

It was just a shame that the curfew was so strict – but at least the finale of ‘Infected‘ delivered the killer punch.

We wait with eager anticipation for the long-awaited new album due out next year.

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