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Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, United Kingdom (2002)

New Order were joined onstage by comedian Keith Allen for a work through football anthem ’World In Motion’ during their homecoming gig on the final day of the NME-sponsored Move Festival, last night (July 13).

Allen joined the veteran Manchester band just before the encore, taking the chanting vocal parts and the John Barnes ‘rap’ from the original – released as the 1990 England World Cup football squad anthem.

Singer Bernard Sumner introduced Allen as the "prince of darkness," and jokingly referred to the failure of his recent World Cup song with Fat Les, ‘Who Invented Fish and Chips?’ saying, "his last single didn’t do very well so we had to bring him on."

The triumphant show also saw the band return Kylie Minogue’s tribute, by mixing ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ into the beginning and end of their classic ‘Blue Monday’. Kylie had worked the same two tracks at the Brit Awards.

Lancashire County Cricket Club, also saw New Order continue their recent tradition of packing the set with songs from their Joy Division days, including ‘Transmission’ and ‘Atmosphere’, ‘She’s Lost Control’ – which bassist Peter Hook dedicated to late Who bassist John Entwhistle. Hook also dedicated ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ "to all of you, Manchester, because I’m fucking proud to live here."

Sumner also confirmed that Move would be their last show before returning to the studio to work on the follow-up to last year’s ‘Get Ready’ album.

The finale of the four-day event doubled-up as a celebration of music in Manchester, seeing rapturously-received sets from local favourites Doves, Elbow and Alfie.

Last-minute additions Echo and the Bunnymen defied speculation that they might the subject of abuse from the partisan crowd as they were the sole act on the bill from Liverpool. Civic rivalry between the two towns is legendary. The Bunnymen were drafted in after Shaun Ryder – due to debut his new solo project – dropped out at the eleventh hour.

Alongside New Order, the last four days at Move saw headline shows from Paul Weller, Green Day and David Bowie.

Source: New Musical Express