Frankie & The Heartstrings show Glastonbury how to beat the heat

Sunderland newcomers have top tips as they play in the sunshine

Frankie And The Heartstrings played the Glastonbury festival this afternoon (June 26), mixing their set with songs and health tips for the crowd.

Playing on The Park Stage, the Sunderland five-piece kicked their show off by telling the audience how to cope with the warm weather and sunshine the event has been enjoying so far.

“Is everyone doing OK? Just drink lots of water and don’t take any drugs,” singer Frankie Francis advised the crowd. “Or you can do the opposite!”

They then played a host of songs that are being considered for the debut album the band are currently working on, including ‘Photograph’ and ‘Ungrateful’.

The band later toasted the festival’s 40th birthday with Francis declaring, “Happy birthday Glasto!” after which the singer, wearing a leather jacket with no shirt, observed: “It’s never this hot in Sunderland!”

Finishing with ‘Fragile’, the band wished the crowd a great rest of the festival.

“It’s been a pleasure to play for you,” Francis announced. “Enjoy your weekend, I know I will.”

Frankie And The Heartstrings played:

‘I Want You Back’
‘Don’t Look Surprised’

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