NME‘s Barry Nicolson wrote: “With Philipakis crowd-surfing through the front rows while confetti canons erupt and flares go arcing into the evening sky, it makes for quite a sight – one Foals should probably start getting used to.
You can watch the set in full beneath, via the BBC.
Singer Yannis Philippakis told the crowd during the gig: “I know for a lot of people today was a disappointing day but whatever the politics, the sun is out, this is a big day for you, a big day for us – let’s make this special.”
Philippakis was wearing a politically-charged t-shirt – which read “Abuse of power comes as no surprise” – for the performance.
Foals also overcame technical issues to finish their set. They were coming to the end of their 75-minute set when the sound and visual problems struck.
Launching into set-closer ‘Two Steps Twice’, the sound from the PAs appeared to suddenly cut out, while there were also reports that the live footage of the performance that was being beamed onto the big screens in the stage’s arena suffered a similar fate.
Sections of the crowd tried to signal to the band – who didn’t seem to notice the problems – that they couldn’t hear the music. However, the problem was soon corrected, much to the jubilation of the punters in the Pyramid Stage arena.