Kate Nash braves sweltering heat for Coachella set

The gig is part of her NME Awards USA tour

Kate Nash performed at today’s (April 26) leg of the Coachella

Festival in soaring temperatures as part of her NME Awards USA Tour.

Playing to a packed-out tent, with the crowd spilling out of each side, the songstress performed tracks from her UK Number One album ‘Made Of Bricks’, as well as a new number.

Taking to the stage at around 5pm Nash, wearing a red and blue checked dress, beamed at the crowd before saying: “Thanks for coming to see us – it’s our first ever Coachella so thanks for that.”

Nash then parked herself in front of her signature red-fronted piano before launching into a rocked-up version of ‘Pumpkin Soup’, which saw her bashing the instrument’s keys furiously towards the end.

A few songs in, a wilted Nash admitted the heat was getting to her. She then asked the gathered crowd if they were happy to be there – to which they replied with a cheer.

Feeling their response wasn’t loud enough Nash replied: “I know it’s hot – but come on, fucking hell!”

The festivalgoers replied with even louder cheers and claps.

After a performance of ‘Birds’, which saw Nash swap the piano for acoustic guitar, the singer strapped on an electric guitar to play a new track which finished with her speaking rather than singing.

Later highlights of the set included ‘Mariella’, which saw three members of her band all bashing drums simultaneously while she smashed her piano much to the crowd’s glee, and ‘Mouthwash’, which had the tent singing along word-for-word.

Nash closed on crowd pleasers ‘Foundations’ and recent single ‘Merry Happy’, which received the biggest cheer of the set.