I caught about half of each of these sets so they will be put together in one review here.
When & Where? Red Bull Academy Stage on Saturday July 10th @ 19:05.
Leeds band Wild Beasts were playing to a mid-sized crowd (in comparison to the other acts I caught on this tiny stage tucked away in the far corner of Oxegen) in the Red Bull Academy Stage. Fantastic sound quality and an enthusiastic crowd blended well for a sublime performance. Clapping, cheering and singing along with the two vocalists, the crowd clearly enjoyed every second of the show which was dominated by the band's most recent album, Two Dancers. Highlights included All The King's Men, We've Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues and the closing number Hooting & Howling. Certainly a band I would be eager to catch again if they were in town.
When & Where? Red Bull Academy Stage on Saturday July 10th @ 20:15.
One of the many fantastic acts coming out of Brooklyn at the moment, Dirty Projectors played to a crowd that could not have topped three hundred. A shame really, they were one of the most unique and talented acts on display at the festival - though those in attendance didn't care about the lack of numbers. We were lucky enough to be treated to a set fuelled largely by last year's Bitte Orca. Unfortunately the band clashed with Yeasayer and I missed the latter half of the set, but the highlight of the first half hour or so was Temecula Sunrise. Longstreth sounded fantastic, while the backing vocals were sublime. A real treat for anyone who stuck around.
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