Hundreds of thousands of people are trudging through knee-deep mud at Worthy Farm in the UK this weekend for the wettest Glastonbury Festival in seven years. Still, if the videos coming from the festival are anything to go by, things are far from gloomy. Arcade Fire brought a fleet of dancers in sparkly drag on stage for their Reflektor anthem “We Exist” (watch it above), while other highlights so far include flashy sets from M.I.A. and Four Tet and masterclasses in pop performance from Lykke Li, Haim and Jungle. Watch them all from the comfort of your cool, dry screen right here.
M.I.A. declared on the main stage and on Twitter last night that the BBC were refusing to broadcast her performance due to the “Stop Tamil Deportation” slogans worn by her dancers, a claim the BBC refuted. Either way, it appears you can in fact watch her perform the ubiquitous “Paper Planes” via the BBC player below.
Yet again, Haim proved that they can slay a stage with little more than their harmonies in this stripped-back performance of “Don’t Save Me.”
Stockholm singer-songwriter Lykke Li brought a lot of smoke and air-punches to perform tracks from her heartbreak odyssey I Never Learn last night. We’d expect nothing less.
Four Tet’s blissful live rendition of “Parallel Jalebi” contained such intense lighting that the dude at 1:03 had to rock the sunglasses-at-night look.
XL duo Jungle have shed the “anonymity” shtick that once surrounded them to reveal themselves as two guys who are so in sync with one another their voices meld into one. Here they are out in the daylight with an irrepressibly fun performance of their single “Time.”