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Damon Albarn physically removed from Roskilde stage

By | Published on Monday 6 July 2015

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn was physically removed from the stage at the end of his Africa Express project’s set at the Roskilde festival in Denmark on Saturday.

The show, which featured reinterpretations of Gorillaz tracks and covers of songs by artists including Randy Newman and The Clash, plus guest appearances from Laura Mvula and Graham Coxon, lasted for five hours. When, at 4am, Albarn was told that he’d reached the event’s curfew, he refused to leave the stage, encouraging the audience to demand more.

The rest of the band having already departed, backstage staff tried to reason with him for several minutes before eventually giving up and carrying him off to much booing from the crowd.

Watch it all as it happened here: