White Lies At Glastonbury 2011 – Review

Who: White Lies

Where and when: Other Stage, Saturday.

Vibe: Their first festival run with the second album, and a warm up for their biggest ever headline show later in the year at Wembley, The Coldplay and Muse support act have struck it big this year with an evening show on the Other Stage. Playing plenty of material from ‘Ritual’, as well as a splattering of old tracks, the band certainly proved their worth for their big summer of shows. And what better place to kick them off than at Glasto?

White Lies

Best bit: Anthemic ‘To Lose My Life’ as the sun set over Worthy Farm.

Low point: The big screens showing the band performing in black and white, a bit gloomy after Friendly Fires’ set which saw the band going onstage with girls in grass skirts and flowers during ‘Hawaiian Air’.

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Banter: The girl behind me who spent the entire set discussing who the singer reminded her of, it mainly went like this: “Oh he looks like that guy, you know, thingy off that TV programme.” She spoke about it for the full hour-long performance.

Verdict: The band proved that they’ve got loyal fans and sing-a-long anthems which are more than worthy of the big shows they’ve got ahead of them.

Rating: 7/10

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