Las Vegas’ finest and those purveyors of glamorous indie rock and roll The Killers played a storming set as Hyde Park headliners on Saturday night.

The American four-piece were the main act on the penultimate night of the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival.

Here are a few things we learnt during a hugely enjoyable day in the sun at the sold-out event:

All thrillers, no fillers from The Killers

The 90-minute performance was packed with upbeat anthemic songs, such as Somebody Told Me, Spaceman, When We Were Young and of course Mr Brightside. Despite the warm weather, the band put on a highly energetic set with little let-up in pace other than a short piano intro of Human.

They made a bold entrance

I don’t know many people who would wear a bright pink leather jacket on stage and pull off the look with such ease but then frontman Brandon Flowers isn’t lacking in confidence.

It was also a brave move to start the show with their new single The Man – not many bands would kick off with a tune that parts of the audience might not be familiar with yet, but it worked for them with the funky number serving as a rousing opening that set the tone.

What a voice

This was my first Killers live experience and I was blown away by Brandon’s booming voice. I imagined it to be strong after listening to plenty of their music over the years but didn’t expect it to be that powerful first-hand. It was similar to when I saw Tom Jones live a couple of years ago and his stage voice sounded every bit as good as he recorded voice.

What a noise

Killers fans are obviously a loud bunch. Every song was sung along to with plenty of gusto from the 50,000 crowd (including from yours truly). It was so noisy on When We Were Young near the end that I couldn’t hear the band at all as they were being drowned out.

Take that Green Day

Two lots of confetti came raining down on the crowd – one more than last Saturday’s headliners Green Day. And there was fireworks, something that was lacking last week. I’d say that’s Indie 1 Punk 0. But then Green Day did perform for an hour longer, so let’s call it a draw.

MORE: 7 things we learnt from watching Green Day at British Summer Time - and one lovely thing we found out afterwards

Blasts from the past

If you get chance to see an 80s band that you vaguely remember, I’d recommend you take it. Tears For Fears were one of the support acts and if they are anything to go by 80s bands a) Sound a lot better than you might expect and b) Have a lot more songs you’ll know beyond just their main hits that everyone remembers. I’d forgotten all about Sowing the Seeds of Love, for example. Having that song stuck in your head now is my gift to you.

Right time, right place

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Elbow were on just before The Killers, with the Mancunians spreading warmth and love around the park during their 60-minute set that included old and new songs. Their anthem One Day Like This being belted out in the sunshine on a Saturday evening was just glorious. Sometimes the stars align just right for that moment of perfection.