Premiere: 13XL let us into their secret basement shows on ‘Show You The Whole World And Show You How It Spins’
Maestro Grimes packed out a tent and then some with her early-evening performance. After some minor technical hiccups she launched an all-out pop assault with the terrific Circumambient.
- Com Truise
In the darker reaches of the DJ tent, the electronic musician with a spoonerism for a name was busy fashioning the future.
SBTRKT’s live performance of Something Goes Right, with the masked man on the drums and Sampha on the keyboard and vocals, was a rousing sing and clap-a-long.
However, it was probably the folk emsemble Beirut who took the prize for crowd participation with an impromptu east London country dance.
- The Internet ft. Tay Walker
One of the most far-reaching branches of the OFWGKTA tree helped to open the day with their psych-soul sound. Syd the Kid and Matt Martians of The Internet moved aside briefly to let collaborator and contributor Tay Walker shine on Karma.
- Kindness ft. Dev Hynes
Kindness was accompanied by very special guest Dev Hynes on the guitar in their set. Together they ripped up the stage with the juicy jam Doigsong.
Metronomy also came through with a homegrown groove, their specialty being cool and crisp funk fresh from the Devon coast.
- Mazzy Star
One of the more established performers on the bill, 90s rockers Mazzy Star’s rendition of their hit song Fade Into You was all guitar, tambourine and vocal and sounded simply lovely.
Fellow veterans Modeselektor closed a dazzling set with the bittersweet thump and soar of Berlin.
- Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand were the last band to play to the largest stage and generously treated fans to a string of their biggest hits.