During the Canadian band’s set, Butler jokingly told the crowd: “Shh, don’t wake the rich people up” – a clear reference to the local residents who complained about the British Summer Time concerts when they were announced earlier this year.
Arriving on stage at 8:30pm, they played a slightly different set to that which they played when they headlined Glastonbury almost a week ago. Instead of ‘Reflektor’ the band opened their set with ‘Normal Person’, ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ and ‘Joan Of Arc’.
British Summer Time
Referencing the hot weather in the capital, frontman Win Butler told the audience that it was “easy to fall in love with London on a day like this.” He did not, however, say anything about the fact that a number of people at the British Summer Time festival concert had paid just £2.50 to be there.