Thousands rush to see band on John Peel Stage
During the set, which attracted a huge crowd, frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa also sung an impromptu a capella version of Michael Jackson‘s ‘Ben’.
As well as the covers the London band’s set included their smash hit single ‘Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)’, which they played just two songs into the show.
The gig marked the first time the trio, backed by string players and two backing singers, had played at the Somerset bash. “It won’t be our last,” said singer/bassist Shingai Shoniwa from the stage.
She later dedicated the band’s lounge-style version of ‘When You Were Young’ to a group of fans who were sporting electric light-up bunny ears. “I wish I could go on stage with them on,” she sighed.
During ‘Saturday Night’ Shoniwa delighted the crowd further by performing some spectacular acrobatics. The flexible frontwoman clambered up the rigging side of the stage then leaned back towards the crowd, without missing a note.
Then, after playing ‘Never Forget You’, she sang ‘Ben’ in honour of the late Jackson, to which the crowd clapped along.
‘Wild Young Hearts’
‘Don’t Upset The Rhythm’ (Go Baby Go)’
‘Don’t Give Up’
‘When You Were Young
‘Every Now And Then’
‘Scratch Your Name’
‘Never Forget You’
‘The Count Of Monte Christo’
‘Children Of The Revolution’
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