This year Croatia’s legendary InMusic festival celebrated their 10th anniversary. They put together a massive line-up to mark turning a decade old, which included FFS, Future Islands, Rudimental, La Roux, Frank Turners and lots more.
Four days of live music kicked off in Croatia on Monday (June 22) with a performance from FFS, the new collaborative project from Sparks and Franz Ferdinand. Their main stage performance was one of their first appearances outside of the UK.
Frank Turner, who’ll release his new album ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ in August, played with his band The Sleeping Souls. He even made the effort to deliver his track ‘Eulogy’ in Croatian, much to the delight of the crowd.
Turner and his band played a career-spanning set which took in early acoustic work such as ‘Love And Ire Song’ and new material including the frenetic ‘Out Of Breath’.
Frank ventured down into the front rows.
Into day two and it was all about Eagles Of Death Metal.
While the wet weather was against them Eagles Of Death Metal entertained the masses at the main stage. Frontman Jesse Hughes, sporting pink circular shades and biker boots, told the crowd: “When I see you motherfuckers you’re like a ray of sunshine straight from Hell!”.
Over on the World Stage, La Roux treated punters to synth-pop drawn equally from both her albums, shimmying across the stage in an eye-catching pair of orange flares.
The band opened with the disco-influenced ‘Uptight Downtown’ and front woman Elly Jackson climbed onto drum mount during a rendition of ‘Tropical Chancer’ that featured a much heavier guitar sound than on record.
Rudimental, who stepped up to headline after Florence + The Machine was forced to pull out a couple of weeks before the event, put on a huge show. Having toured their debut album ‘Home’ for two years, the London dance group brought new material to their headline Main Stage slot.
Tried-and-tested hits from their album ‘Home’ included ‘Right Here’, ‘Never Let You Go’ and ‘Free’, though newer tracks – such as the soulful ‘Too Cool’ and house-influenced ‘Rumour Mill’, which feature on upcoming album ‘We the Generation’. They all prompted massive sing-alongs.