Placebo’s “Lost Tapes: Summer Festival Lockdown Series”

Artist projects
Sep 2020
Emma Byford - CWF (Author)

In the absence of a summer full of festival appearances, Placebo have launched ‘Lost Tapes’; a virtual summer festival tour for fans to enjoy at home. With a number of their planned performances cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band’s vaults have been opened to unveil a string of festival sets from between 1996 - 2015, some of which have never been seen before.

Having launched on August 14th, the series has already premiered festival sets from: Phoenix Festival, UK; Belfort Festival, France and Paleo Festival, Switzerland. You can catch more of their iconic sets on the following dates:

Aug 11 - Phoenix Festival, UK, 1996

Aug 21 - Belfort Festival, France, 1996

Sept 4 - Guadalajara Festival, Mexico, 2009

Sept 11 - Sziget Festival, Budapest, 2012

Sep 12 - Arenal Festival, Spain, 2014

Sep 18 - Viva Latino Festival, Mexico, 2014

Sep 19 - Positivus Festival, Latvia, 2015

All sets are viewable on their YouTube channel and you can subscribe here to make sure you don’t miss any of their upcoming performances. 

Placebo have said the following about the Lost Tapes series:

We were very disappointed that we couldn't play live for you this summer, but even so we wanted to go on tour. To replace us playing in person, we dug out some videos from the archives and are hosting our own ’summer tour.'

These are the ‘Lost Tapes’, a series of festival concerts spanning 24 years, some never seen before. Each will premiere on YouTube so subscribe, set reminders and whatever else you need to prepare. We’ll see you there!!

Lotsa love,

xx Placebo”