The 1975 set cut short by storm at Open’er

Pharrell Williams, Grimes and Bastille also play closing day of festival in Gdynia

The 1975‘s set at Open’er in Gdynia, Poland was delayed by over an hour as rain and wind lashed the festival today (2 July).

The band did eventually appear on the Main Stage but their performance had to be cut short. After opening song ‘Love Me’, frontman Matt Healy apologised to the crowd “for all the technical difficulties.”

The band pressed on despite the continuing rain, and following ‘Heart Out’ Healy announced: “We’re the 1975. Everything’s fucked but we’re good, right?” During ‘The Sound’, he added: “I know it’s miserable, but you’ve just got to start jumping up and down.”

Bastille followed them on the Main Stage, and frontman Dan Smith thanked the audience for persevering despite the inclement weather. “Thank you for standing in the rain,” he said. “It means so much.”

The band played a host of new material from forthcoming second album ‘Wild World’, which will be released on 9 September.

The festival was headlined by Pharrell Williams, who opened his set with Daft Punk collaboration ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ and 2003 hit ‘Frontin”. He told the audience: “Thank you guys for having us tonight. There are so many crazy things going on in the world, it’s almost like human beings have forgotten how to have fun. Thank you for remembering how to have fun. Maybe this will be on the news instead of something crazy?”

As fireworks burst over the Main Stage marking the end of the festival, Grimes headlined the Tent Stage. Her audience loudly expressed their appreciation, and before Aristophanes collaboration ‘Scream’, Grimes said: “I don’t know if you guys can hear me, but you guys are an incredible crowd.”

Before closer ‘Kill V. Maim’, Grimes announced that the track is her “favourite song”, and added: “Thank you so much for having us here in Poland. We never thought we’d be able to come here.”

Open’er Festival began on Wednesday with performances by The Last Shadow Puppets and Florence & The Machine. On Thursday night, Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined the festival while last night LCD Soundsystem played their first show in Poland in nine years.