Crystal Castles scrawl mystery words on Leeds Festival stage

Frontwoman Alice Glass crowdsurfs at the NME/Radio 1 Stage

Crystal Castles played a chaotic set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage today (August 27), with frontwoman Alice Glass leaving a mystery message in the tent.

As the band opened with ‘Fainting Spells’, Glass was spotted scrawling something on the front of the stage before she jumped into the audience and crowdsurfed along the front rows during ‘Baptism’.

The band laced their set with tracks from their 2008 self-titled debut and 2010 follow-up, also self-titled, including recent single ‘Celestica’ and ‘Courtship Dating’.

Unlike some of their previous shows, though, Glass spent much of her time onstage mounting the drums and smashing cymbals with her microphone.

She said very little throughout the performance, aside from taking a pop at artists who often thank the crowd for coming.

Later she swung one of the stage lights around before casting it aside during ‘Black Panther’.

Crystal Castles played:

‘Fainting Spells’
‘Courtship Dating’
‘Doe Deer’
‘Air War’
‘Alice Practice’
‘Black Panther’
‘Untrust Us’

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