Jane's Addiction serenade Splendour

Jane's Addiction played Saturday night at Splendour in the Grass 2011.
Jane's Addiction played Saturday night at Splendour in the Grass 2011. Catherine Healy

A SMALL but dedicated crowd stayed up to watch American rockers Jane’s Addiction play their long awaited set at Splendour in the Grass last  night.

The four-piece was forced to cancel their 2009 Splendour show at the last minute after drummer Stephen Perkins was hospitalised with an infection in his elbow.

They kicked off their set with two burlesque acrobats hanging from the rafters.

When a few punters began to leave after their second song front man Perry Farrell urged them to stay, saying “Don’t leave without us”.

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The band finished with a slow rendition of Jane Says, Farrell holding a bottle of wine as he serenaded the Amphitheatre. 

Aussie rockers The Living End proved to be a tough act to follow. 

They kicked off their high-powered set with Second Solution and played all of their big hits including Prisoner of Society and White Noise.

Thousands of eager punters were overflowing out of the GW McLennan Tent for American singer songwriter Regina Spektor’s only Australian show.

The Russian-born, New York-based singer admitted to suffering from jet lag after jumbling up the lyrics to the second song of her set, On The Radio.

Spektor’s classically trained voice showed no signs of stress though as she worked through her catalogue of hits including Consequence of Sound, Blue Lips and Samson.

Playing piano, electric guitar and even drumming on a wooden chair, Spektor needed no backing band.

The only noticeable omission from her set list was her popular Triple J Like A Version cover of John Lennon’s  Real Love.

Celebrities spotted over the weekend include Dancing With The Stars host and Wildboys star Daniel MacPherson, Home and Away star Esther Anderson and The Circle co-host Yumi Stynes. 

Sunday the festival’s estimated 30,000 punters will enjoy sets by GROUPLOVE, Young The Giant, The Middle East, The Vines, Elbow, Cut Copy, Bliss N Eso and British rockers Coldplay.

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