1981-08-30

Odell Castle, Odell, England

Set List of Show:

Main Set:

  • "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
  • "I Will Follow"
  • "An Cat Dubh"
  • "Into the Heart"
  • "With a Shout (Jerusalem)"
Encore:

  • "Fire"

Additional Music

Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:

Show Details:

Although sometimes listed as having happened on August 24, this festival performance actually happened on August 30, 1981. The Festival took place over three days from August 28 – 31. U2 played on the middle day, and their addition to the show was done at the last minute, so late that they played on borrowed instruments.

U2 took the stage in the mid-afternoon and only played a handful of songs. The Festival is where Willie Williams first sees U2. He later in life will go on to design many of U2’s tours as their tour designer.

The show opens with “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” and the band play a five song set before taking a break, but coming out again after for an encore. The show includes the new song “With a Shout” as well as the single that came out before October, “Fire.” Introducing “Fire” Bono says, “This is our first time every playing to a Christian audience but you’re just as rowdy and as noisy as everyone else. You may have heard of this before. It was a single in the charts, not that that matters — ‘Fire!’” Prior to the band coming back on stage the announcer asks if the crowd want to hear one more, so we believe this is the only song played although some sources do list another song. Recordings of this show do not contain any additional tracks.

Besides U2 the following acts are listed as having played the three day festival: Tense, Just the Job, The Stares, Crown Agent, Barry McGuire, Joe English Band featuring Bonnie Bramlett, Cliff Richard, Rick Parfitt, Phil Everly, Mike Reid, Pieces of Glass, Garth Hewitt and Network 3, Randy Stonehill, Jerusalem, Norman Barratt, Sheila Walsh, Mark Williamson, Sam Hughes, 100% Proof, Paul Field, Roger Sainsbury, Stephen Timms, Ron Sider, Jim Punton, David Watson, The Predators, Solid Rock. It is not known which acts played on the same day as U2. It is known however that Cliff Richard was the headliner for the evening and Shiela Walsh and Garth Hewitt were also on the bill that night.

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