Lightspeed Champion sings the national anthem at Leeds Festival

Dev Hynes also debuts two new songs on the Festival Republic Stage

Lightspeed Champion sang the British national anthem during his Leeds Festival performance tonight (August 29).

Singer-songwriter Dev Hynes surprised the crowd at the Festival Republic Stage when he launched into ‘God Save The Queen’ late on in his set. “I’ve been out of the country for a while so this is a bit of a homecoming show,” he informed his fans. “This next track is for you guys.”

Despite his promise to play a rock opera, the national anthem was about as bombastic as his set got – he stuck mainly to tracks from his debut album ‘Falling Off The Lavender Bridge’.


However, Hynes did debut a number of new songs, including ‘Madame Van Damme’, ‘Heavy Purple’ and ‘Sweetheart’, the latter of which he described as his “favourite track” from his forthcoming second album.

The best received songs, however, were singles ‘Galaxy Of The Lost’ and ‘Tell Me What It’s Worth’.

Lightspeed Champion played:

‘Dry Lips’
‘Tell Me What It’s Worth’
‘Madame Van Damme’
‘Everyone I Know Is Listening To Crunk’
‘No Surprise’
‘Heavy Purple’
‘Galaxy Of The Lost’
‘God Save The Queen’
‘Nobody’s Perfect’
‘Midnight Surprise’

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