Who: James Blake
Where and When: Park Stage, Saturday
Vibe: Intense and very intimate. Pretty much the opposite of Pulp’s set.
Best bit: ‘CMYK’. The sound of the Kelis sample blasting out the speakers, lifts things about 10 feet high, mid-set. The crowd respond appropriately.
Low point: Following Pulp was never going to be easy and the mass exodus of revellers after the Britpop legends set proved that this wasn’t the ideal slot for Mr Blake.
Banter: Sparse, save for some banter about being pleased to be playing “as the sun goes down.”
Verdict: No, it wasn’t ‘Disco 2000’ but his emo-dubstep was affecting in its own way.
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