Last time Bastille played at Glastonbury, fans could barely fit under the canvas of the William’s Green tent. This time round, they were aiming to conquer the festival’s second biggest stage, the Other Stage. With a host of new songs from forthcoming new album ‘Wild World’ to treat fans to, plus all their old hits, it couldn’t be anything less than a blinder.
Bastille played a triumphant set on the Other Stage as the sun went down tonight. As the band promised earlier in the day, they included a host of new music in the set.
The set kicked off with ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Laura Palmer’ from 2013 debut album ‘Bad Blood’. “On this very weird day, we can’t think of anywhere better to be,” frontman Dan Smith said by way of introduction to the crowd.
The group aired a handful of tracks from forthcoming new album ‘Wild World’, including ‘Snakes’, which would sound right at home on a Tarantino soundtrack, and the bouncy ‘Good Grief’.
Bastille pulled out all the stops for their performance, bringing a massive video screen and a load of sculptures with them.
The rest of the set was full of bangers, from ‘Icarus’ to ‘Flaws’ and ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’.
As the set drew to a close, the band also dropped their mash-up of ‘The Rhythm Of A Night’ and ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer’, called ‘Rhythm Of The Night’.
Bastille brought their set to a close with UK Number Two single ‘Pompeii’, which fans chanted the chorus off after the music had ended.
As the band wrapped up their set, Smith snapped a load of photos on his phone to remember the show by.
The band posed for a quick, victorious shot just off stage, the Other Stage well and truly conquered.