Watch Stars perform their seminal album Set Yourself on Fire in its entirety

The highly anticipated set was one of the big highlights of the 2019 CBC Music Festival.

The highly anticipated set was one of the big highlights of the 2019 CBC Music Festival

Stars singers Torquil Cambell and Amy Millan perform on the CBC Music Festival main stage. (Vanessa Heins/CBC)

One of the most anticipated performances at this year's CBC Music Festival was from Canadian indie-pop veterans Stars. The band, which has been around for almost two decades, celebrated the 15th anniversary of its breakout album, Set Yourself on Fire, by playing it in its entirety.

From the opening moments of "Set Yourself on Fire," complete with the recording of singer Torquil Campbell's father, Douglas, declaring, "When there's nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire," to the jubilant pop choruses of "Ageless Beauty" and "Reunion," the band's performance was everything fans had hoped for and more.   

If you missed out on the festival and its live stream, you can re-watch clips of Stars' performance below. 

For more coverage of the 2019 CBC Music Festival, including a recap of all of the greatest moments from the day, head to


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