Damon Albarn gets carried off stage by security after refusing to end Roskilde set at 4am

The Blur frontman played for five hours and urged the crowd to shout 'more'

Jess Denham@jess_denham
Monday 06 July 2015 14:49
Damon Albarn being carried off stage by security at Roskilde Festival 2015
Damon Albarn being carried off stage by security at Roskilde Festival 2015

Damon Albarn was so determined to give fans the best, and longest, gig of their life at Roskilde last weekend that security had to carry him off stage at 4am.

The Blur and Gorillaz frontman performed a five-hour set with his Africa Express collective at the Denmark festival and quickly proved a total nightmare for event organisers.

Albarn was repeatedly warned that he needed to bring things to a close but instead, he urged the crowd to keep shouting "more" so that he could continue, at one point even covering "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash with Songhoy Blues.

"F**k what everyone says," he yelled. "You want more, we're going to give you more."

Unsurprisingly, this surreal moment was captured by fans at the festival and you can check out the intervention for yourself below:

Albarn's show included a revival of "Clint Eastwood" with Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and special guest appearances from Laura Mvula and Blur bandmate Graham Coxon for a renditon of Randy Newman's "Baltimore".

Blur released their first new album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, in April, while Albarn's stage musical take on Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land, debuted last week to mixed reviews.

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