Bastille live at Wakestock Festival

Posted on 13 July 2013
By Olivia Suco
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Temperatures are reaching 24C here at Wakestock and most people are already sipping their fourth beer of the day.

Last night Bastille took to the East stage where they performed one of their best sets to date.

Opening with their chart hit Bad Blood, the band were unquestionably delighted to be there as they boogied across the stage, busting out some eclectic dance moves.

Crowds of dedicated fans gathered into the arena to sing back every lyric and jump to every drum beat while youngsters climbed onto friend’s shoulders to welcome Bastille to the stage.

Bastille made the stage their own as they performed with energy and enthusiasm as they laughed and danced between each other, enjoying their time on stage.

The reaction was clearly overwhelming for the four lads from London as they stood in silence and took a few seconds as the crowd erupted in cheers. There was support from festival-goers of all ages as families and couples lapped up the atmosphere.

Frontman Dan went on to stun the audience even further as he introduced special guest Ella Eyre to duet with the band. Together they sang No Angel and the crowd went wild.

After what seemed like a night of surprises, Bastille went on to perform their single Overjoyed and crowd pleaser Dan demonstrated his musical talents as he sat down to perform a piano solo.

As the lights flashed and blown up balloons were volleyed round the tent, Bastille’s set was coming to an end and there was an exciting atmosphere that filled the place.

Ending their one-hour set with their number one chart stopper Pompeii, Bastille received a deafeningly applause, finishing their Wakestock experience on a high.

People on our radar to see today are 18 year old Ella Eyre, performing at 4pm on the East stage. Her career has kickstarted at a young age since featuring on Rudimental’s ‘Waiting all night’ single that reached number 1 in the UK charts.

Liverpool’s finest DJ Mele will be taking to the South Stage at 23:00 to remix a combination of club, hip-hop and grimy synths.

Last but not least, headliner Rudimental with be ripping up the East stage at midnight. The Hackney boys will be bringing some drum and base to Wakestock, with a unique blend of live instruments, beats and soulful voices.