Florence Welch Shakes Up Glastonbury Music Festival In Her Bra

Florence Welch electrified Glastonbury Music Festival with her sultry voice, a microphone, and the spirit of a frat boy.

The frontwoman of Florence + the Machine jumped in as the last-minute replacement act for the Foo Fighters after Dave Grohl fell off stage and broke his leg.

Her barefoot performance haunted the festival with the group’s most ethereal tunes including Dog Days Are Over and an a capella version of Shake it Out. Welch paid homage to Grohl, the recovering Foo Fighter, with a cover of his band’s hit, Times like These. She shouted out to the crowd,

“Dave Grohl if you’re listening – we love you. We’re sending you so much love.”

She ran around the crowd, serenaded a doppelgänger, and reminisced on the time when she played at the festival in a venue far removed from the Pyramid Stage. She told the crowd,

“Glastonbury is a place I love so much. The first time I came here I had no tent and we played at 11 o’clock on a Sunday morning in a tea tent, but I had this feeling that everything was beautiful and I hope you all feel like that tonight.”

The finale of her set was an unconventional encore that required full audience participation. Welch demanded that her fans strip down to their skivvies,

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Image Courtesy: BuzzFeed/BBC/Glastonbury

And she, in return, did the same.

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Image Courtesy: BuzzFeed/BBC/Glastonbury

 

Kanye West will step up to Pyramid Stage as the headline performer on Saturday evening despite a hot petition protesting his slot on the Glastonbury line-up. You can watch Yeezy throw down live on the BBC’s festival webcam.