Lorde’s Splendour in the Grass performance interrupted by wardrobe malfunction

The pop star handled the mishap like a pro

Lorde was forced to interrupt her performance at Splendour in the Grass this weekend as she suffered an onstage wardrobe malfunction.

The ‘Green Light’ pop star headlined the Byron Bay event last night (July 21), with the appearance being billed as her only Australian show. Joining her on the line-up were the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, CHVRCHES, James Bay, MGMT and many more.

Speaking to the crowd, Lorde explained that Splendour in the Grass was her first ever festival performance back in 2013. During her chat, the Kiwi artist noticed that her stage outfit was beginning to fall apart.


“I want to show you something crazy that just happened to me,” she said. “My shirt has become disconnected with my body.”

Laughing and taking the mishap in her stride, she added: “Will you give me a second to fix this and I’ll run back. This is crazy.” The singer then told the audience to “talk amongst yourself” while she left the stage to change.

“Hello, again, I’m back,” she said upon her return. “That should be fine now.”

Last month, Lorde covered Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’ during her set at Primavera. In May, she performed at the inaugural All Points East festival in London’s Victoria Park.


Lorde’s second album, ‘Melodrama‘, was named NME‘s Album of the Year in 2017, with lead single ‘Green Light’ taking the Song of the Year title.