Parklife a good-vibed affair but a little too much camel-toe…

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There may have been a little too much camel-toe (okay, way too much) among the crowd at this year’s Parklife but absolutely no bumps on the production side of things. In fact just about every artist delivered a superb set, be it in the guise of singing live and instrument-banging, rapping or DJ-ing.

The Presets (above and below) were what a good contingency of the punters waited in anticipation for and their set, which ended the night, would have to be considered the best they’ve played. Even the less familiar songs from their new album Pacifica went down an outdoor ocker treat (namely the eerie but infectious track A.O.).

 

 

Justice saw their audience up in arms – literally not metaphorically – hailing some of their better tunes including D.A.N.C.E. and We Are Your Friends, although when our cameras zoomed in on Xavier de Rosnay (pictured right, below) he did look somewhat wasted.

 

 

Nero, positioned way high atop their turntable decks, almost lived up to their godly namesake but delivered a diabolic set of drum’n’bass, rampant house and trippy dubstep.

 

 

On the rockier side of things, Perth’s own Tame Impala (below) treated us to favourites from their way successful debut Innerspeaker as well as revealing a couple of fab tracks from their forthcoming new album Lonerism.

 

And on the rap front, Plan B (aka: Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew, no surprise he’d shorten it) proved that British rapping needn’t be all slacker Streets-style.

All up, this was high-vibed Parklife but next year we wouldn’t mind seeing a few more acts with ‘real’ instruments on stage. Oh, and a little less camel-toe, thanks.

 

Photography by Simone Harle.