Bastille opened the VO5 NME Awards 2017 with a massive performance of ‘Good Grief’, from their second album ‘Wild World’. They’re nominated for four awards this year.
The first performers of the night were introduced by tonight’s host, BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens. It’s Bastille!
They kicked the night off with their massive 2016 song ‘Good Grief’, which has been nominated for a VO5 NME Award – Best Track supported by Red Stripe.
Bastille appeared on the cover of NME back in July, and that issue of the magazine is in the clip projected behind the band tonight.
If you were watching the live stream on Facebook closely, though, you might have noticed the guy in the clip was actually tearing the magazine up! Cheeky rascals.
It’s only been a couple of months since Bastille played two huge sets at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena – they’ve brought that sense of scale to their performance tonight, with their stylistically retro light show.
‘Good Grief’ was the first single from Bastille’s chart-topping second album, ‘Wild World’.
That album has also bagged the band a nomination at this year’s awards: Best Album supported by HMV.
They’re also nominated for two further VO5 NME Awards this year: Best Band supported by Zig-Zag and Best Live Band supported by Nikon.
The London four-piece are actually among the most-nominated acts at the awards this year – and this electric performance proved why.