Years & Years drew a massive crowd to the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury today (June 27) with a rowdy and dramatic set.
Some fans were unable to gain entry to the tent that houses the stage and had to be content with watching the show from just outside as the British electronica trio gave a high octane performance punctuated by lights, laser, smoke machines and their prominent percussion sections.
The set included new single ‘Shine’, which sparked harmonious clapping from the crowd, and a cover of Blu Cantrell and Sean Paul’s hit breathe – a song they recorded a studio version of last year.
Singer Olly Alexander, who perched himself at a keyboard for certain tracks, also took the opportunity to acknowledge today’s gay pride parade in London. “I decided to wear a rainbow top today because I’m feeling very proud,” he said.
Earlier today, George Ezra drew a huge crowd to his Pyramid Stage slot as the Londoner played a number of tracks from his debut album, as well as a couple of well-loved covers.
After performing ‘(Watching Paint Dry) Song 6’, Ezra was assisted by none other than his dad during a quick guitar change. “Now he can say he performed on the Pyramid Stage,” smiled George