Who: Tinie Tempah
Where and When: Pyramid Stage, Saturday
Vibe: Fresh from breaking America, with ‘Written In The Stars’ going platinum out there, the Brit Award-winner got well and truly into his run of UK festival shows at Glasto, proving his loyalty to fans this side of the pond. After working with Pharrell on his new album and becoming a worldwide name, the rapper has upped his onstage confidence as he takes his success global. Performing the likes of ‘Frisky’ and ‘Wonderman’ to the energetic crowd – he kicked off the Saturday night of partying for the punters and surely a night of celebrations for the rapper after pulling in a huge audience.
Best bit: The crowd. The fans, the band and Tinie all seemed overwhelmed by the reaction from the audience that piled into the area around the Pyramid Stage. Surely his most successful gig to date?
Low point: Dear a certain couple of festival goers, if you’re in a crowd that are pressed up so close to you that you can smell what they had to eat last night on their breath, don’t try to set a deck chair up in the middle of it.
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Banter: An overwhelmed Tinie: “Glastonbury 2011, this is the greatest day of my life, thanks so much for making it so amazing.”
Verdict: The perfect act to warm everyone up for the Saturday night – a charismatic performer, some massive tunes, and an energetic show. Tinie’s festival sets will be a field staple this summer, and he’s kicked it all off with the biggest show of his life.
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