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Neil Young, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses & K’Naan fought hunger at the Global Festival (pics / setlists)

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Dave Grohl, Neil Young & Dan Auerbach  / Olivia Wilde / Band of Horses, Global Festival, 9/29/2012
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A crowd of 60,000 strong showed up at the Great Lawn in Central Park yesterday (9/29) for Global Festival, a concert to raise awareness about (and funds to help) global hunger, featuring names like Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’naan:

The acts seemed especially stunned by the size of the Central Park crowd. “This event is so great, I can’t get over it,” marveled Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell. Auerbach was similarly moved: “What an amazing thing, it feels great up here,” he said. The Keys proceded to fill the giant space with their fast, fuzzed-out riffs, Auerbach buzzing across the stage during cuts like “Howlin for You” and “Money Maker,” backed by Patrick Carney’s tight grooves. The highlight? When 60,000 fans clapped during the furious breakdown of “I Got Mine,” and Auerbach lost himself in the monster riff.

Dave Grohl launched the Foo Fighters’ set with a mellow solo version of “Times Like These,” before the band kicked in raucously and Grohl bounced across each end of the stage headbanging. Grohl seemed most psyched to be there out of anyone, letting out several throaty howls and leading huge sing-alongs on “My Hero” to “All My Life.”…Grohl seemed determined to savor every moment; at one point, he made it clear that this would be the band’s last show for a while. “I wish we could play all night – but I’d rather see Neil Young,” he said. “We don’t have any shows after this. This is where we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again.” -[Rolling Stone]

The evening ended with an incendiary set from the great Neil Young, who closed the festivities with a 10-minute version of “Rockin’ In The Free World” featuring Dave Grohl and Dan Auerbach. If you missed it, although Foo Fighters probably won’t be around the block any time soon, you can catch Neil Young on his upcoming tour that hits both MSG and Barclays Center before the end of 2012.

Pictures of that collaboration as well as all bands and cameos from Olivia Wilde, Selena Gomez, John Legend and more, are below.

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K’NAAN SETLIST
In The Beginning
The Seed
Wavin’ Flag

BAND OF HORSES SETLIST
Knock Knock
The Great Salt Lake
No One’s Gonna Love You
The Funeral

FOO FIGHTERS SETLIST
Times Like These
All My Life
My Hero
Learn to Fly
Arlandria
These Days
Walk
Best of You
Everlong

NEIL YOUNG SETLIST
Love and Only Love
Powderfinger
Born In Ontario
Walk Like a Giant
The Needle and the Damage Done
Twisted Road
Fuckin’ Up
Rockin’ in the Free World

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