Best known as the voice on Rudimental’s Waiting All Night, and several collaborations with Naughty Boy and Bastille, Ella Eyre was hands down the highlight of the entire festival.
Stood against a backdrop of her lion logo, Ella’s untamed mane was whipped back and forth as she flew about the stage and included some stylish 90’s side-slides. Her powerful roar was spectacular as anticipated, but what really made it special is the showmanship she appears to have learnt in her short time on the music scene.
She released her EP in December and since then Deeper has become insanely popular, and tonight she treated the audience not only to her first and new single If You Go due to be released in two weeks time, but also to a cover of her favourite childhood song. Good Luck by Basement Jaxx is a truly epic song guaranteed to get any crowd on their feet, but Ella owned the song with her unique sound and she added in Artic Monkey’s line ‘They say it changes when the sun goes down’ as an added twist.
Looking stunning in a monochrome lycra jumpsuit which she must have been poured into, she is the sassiest woman around and emanates female power and sexuality. In fact, her set was so carefree that it could easily have been a home video of her dancing around her bedroom, unashamedly singing into a hairbrush.
The only negative comment I could possibly make is that the strobe lighting was uncomfortably blinding – but other than that it was a near perfect performance.