Blur's Dave Rowntree has argued that the Britpop band wouldn't be booked to play festivals if they didn't perform their hits.
The group have had an eventful summer, appearing at both Isle Of Wight Festival and Benicassim in Spain, with a set at Electric Picnic upcoming. They also headlined a British Summer Time event at London's Hyde Park in June.
Speaking to XFM, Rowntree claimsaid that the band almost feel obliged to play hits like 'Song 2' at festivals due to the fact that many in attendance won't be familiar with their less-known material.
"It's difficult. It's an hour and a half set, and there's about an hour's worth of music that you absolutely have to play or we'd get bottled off," he said."You know, if we didn't play 'Song 2' we'd never get invited to a festival again."
Finally he said that Stuart, his drum tech compiles the setlist. ""These days we delegate the job to Stuart my drum tech. He comes up with the basic setlist and then we argue about it from there," the drummer added.