Frontman Kieran Shuddall remained jovial throughout and led the band through songs such as ‘Young Chasers’, ‘Get Away’ and ‘Know One’ as well as new song ‘So Long’. At one point, Shuddall remarked that “Glastonbury is all about collaborations and performing with other artists from across the bill.”
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Taking to the stage – which was decked out in gold fabric and mirrors – in a luminous pink robe, she stood a book and her mobile phone down on a music stand next to her before launching into a sultry rendition of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’, accompanied by a brass quartet. ‘Breakfast’, the opener to her recent album ‘Food’ followed.
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Warpaint played a laid back mid afternoon set, arriving on stage at 3pm on The Other Stage. Guitarist Theresa Weyman was in animated form, instructing the crowd to “Wave as much as you want, dance as much as you want and sing too. Only as much as you want though, it’s not a race,” during ‘Feeling Alright’.
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She then walked to the side of the stage again and whispered worriedly in the ear of a black-clad technician. Moving back to the centre of the stage, she told the crowd – in her muted way, “It’s amazing to be here today. I’m so excited to be here. I hope you guys are having the time of your lives.”
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Also at 3pm, Bombay Bicycle Club played a secret set at the BBC iIntroducing stage ahead of their performance tomorrow on the Other Stage. The London quartet kicked things off with ‘Shuffle’, taken from their latest album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ before continuing to play for half an hour to a packed tent.
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Fat White Family were clearly feeling the heat of their well-attended 3pm at the John Peel stage – three out of the six members, including frontman Lias Saoudi, were stripped down to just their shorts or trousers from the off. The sun was shining outside the tent, but the tone was dark inside as they played fan favourites ‘Is It Raining In Your Mouth’ and ‘Touch The Leather’ in quick succession.
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Saoudi has recently suffered from ill health (bandmate and brother Nathan recently told NME Lias had “pneumonia – he’s not got HIV”) but even if he looked like a man who’s not slept for days, there was no lack of energy as he barked lyrics and stalked around the stage with an air of menace.
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