Placebo overcame crowd trouble to deliver an unforgettable night at Southampton's Summer Sessions.

The 90-minute gig in Guildhall Square was sadly unforgettable for more than just the alternative rock band's array of hit songs.

During the middle of the band's stacked setlist, lead vocalist Brian Molko cut an exasperated figure as he paused proceedings on the stage.

Though there was no obvious commotion in the audience, Molko exclaimed: "We can't continue until you calm the **** down.

"This needs to be a safe place."

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Molko was met by cheers from the audience before fans chanted "kick them out" towards the disruptive members of the crowd.

After a short break in which Molko threatened to leave the stage, Placebo resumed the evening’s entertainment which led to a memorable night for all the right reasons.

Placebo illuminated the stage with incredible technicolour lights that dazzled in the backdrop of the Southampton sunshine, before darkness slowly crept over the cultural quarter.

The band went out with a bang, performing their trademark Running Up That Hill during an encore that was met with thunderous cheers.

Placebo did well to shake off an unforgivable audience disturbance and delight the vast majority of the respectful crowd who in the end were able to go home happy.

Prior to Placebo headlining the event, all-female rock band Friedberg performed a head-bopping 30-minute set.

Placebo followed Nile Rodgers and Chic, Madness, and Tom Jones as headliners of the Southampton Summer Sessions.

Thursday night will see French music duo Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel – collectively known as Air – take to the stage, before two-time Brit nominee Paloma Faith headlines the Summer Sessions on Friday evening.

Indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs will close the three-week long musical festival on Sunday evening, that has seen an array of famous names play in Southampton.