Crystal Castles’ Alice Glass leaps into Leeds Festival crowd

Singer is mobbed as she jumps into the audience

Crystal Castles played a typically raucous show at the Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 29), with singer Alice Glass leaping into the crowd and spending much of the set propped up by audience members as she sang.

The electronic duo – with Ethan Kath on keyboards and effects and a live drummer – were playing on the NME/Radio 1 Stage on the second day of the event.

It wasn’t long into the set before black-clad Glass began her high-octane stage antics, mounting the drum kit to sing during ‘Courtship Dating’.


Then, during ‘Reckless’, she leapt into the front row, still singing as fans and security guards held her aloft.

She eventually clambered back onto the stage, grabbing a strobe lamp during ‘Crimewave’ and spitting into the photo pit.

She later returned to the front row, where she spent most of the final 20 minutes of the set.

The band ended their set with ‘Intimate’, Glass curling up onstage to rest, before leaving the arena clasping a bottle of whisky to huge cheers.

Crystal Castles played:

‘Courtship Dating’
‘Air War’
‘Alice Practice’
‘Black Panther’
‘Yes No’


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