SWEET, CHILD

The girls send the crowd at Jam In The Park wild witha string of crowd pleasers...

DESTINY’S CHILD performed a greatest hits headlining set at JAM IN THE PARK yesterday (June 17) with fans flocking to see the teenage R&B sensations despite the mud.

After Saturday’s downpour on Finsbury Park and the Fleadh Festival, Jam In The Park was threatened by mud and the prospect of rain. But the one-day urban music festival managed to avoid the expected downpour.

UK garage stars Oxide & Neutrino performed a PA on the main stage and were joined by So Solid Crew for a version of ‘Up Middle Finger’. The pair put out a shout for fellow performers DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies, who recently praised Oxide & Neutrino in a recent NME interview.

DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies performed on the Rotation Stage, playing a lively PA of their Number One hit ‘Do You Really Like It?’. Back on the main stage, Artful Dodger‘s Mark Hill returned from New York specially to play the one-day festival, with Robbie Craig joining them on stage to perform ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On’.

Rapper Eve also played a rare UK show, performing her recent hit ‘Who’s That Girl?’ and the next single ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’. Rapper Mos Def put in a surprise appearance on the Rawkus stage with label-mate Talib Kweli.

But the audience were largely there for Destiny’s Child who played a full set, complete with costume changes, fireworks and glitter explosions. As well as songs from the new album ‘Survivor’, including ‘Independent Women Pt I’ and new single ‘Bootylicious’, the girl group and their full band played hits from their previous two albums. ‘Say My Name’, ‘Bills Bills Bills’ and ‘Bugaboo’ were all performed to an ecstatic crowd reaction and the girls thanked fans for helping the group sell five million copies of the ‘Survivor’ album around the world in just five weeks. They played a one-song encore, a stunning version of the recent hit single ‘Survivor’.