Sir Bob Geldof's pain over losing daughter Peaches has been eased by performing.

The Irish singer played his first gig following the tragic death with band his band The Boomtown Rats last month at Volkfest in Plymouth.

Speaking candidly about his return to the stage, Bob credited the crowd with helping him to focus on something other than his loss.

"It's that thing people say - some other part of you comes out. And I guess that's right. In that regard, it's very cathartic," Bob recently said, reports British newspaper The Telegraph.

The new wave band were formed in 1975 and consist of Bob, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts.

"There's a lot of things going on in my head at the moment and you can just purge them and the crowd allow you to do that.

"I'll sleep well tonight which is the first time in weeks I've slept well," he admitted.

News of Peaches untimely death broke in April. The young mother of two was found dead at her home in Kent, with toxicology results confirming that heroin was likely to have played a role in the death.

Peaches mom, and Bob's ex-wife, Paula Yates died of the same fate in 2000.

Following the death of his 25-year-old daughter, the family patriarch released a statement in which he outlined his grief and described Peaches as "the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us”.

"Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?

"We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is," he shared.