Vampire Weekend Dress Up As Gorillas And Crash Stage For Basement Jaxx

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Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig was recently asked by the Daily Star what the most rock n’ roll thing he had ever done was. The journalist almost certainly expected something of the ilk of throwing a television set out the window, or getting suitably inebriated with Amy Winehouse et al.

Koenig had something rather different in mind.

He recalled a time when his band played alongside Basement Jaxx in Sweden, and as the dance music kings began to play Where’s Your Head At?, Vampire Weekend donned gorilla suits and jumped around like maniacs.

Pretty rock n’ roll indeed.

Vampire Weekend are one of the three headline acts to be performing at Latitude Festival in Suffolk this year, alongside Florence & The Machine and Belle & Sebastian. Vampire Weekend will close out the Sunday night of the festival, and Latitude Festival tickets are on sale now. Weekend tickets beginning at a price of £226 through official festival partner Viagogo.

Prior to their Latitude slot, Vampire Weekend will play at T In The Park in Scotland, and Oxegen Festival just outside Dublin.

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