Day 2 of this year's Sziget Festival wrapped up with a barnstorming performance from UK indie rockers Florence + The Machine. Read on for our official recap
After 24 hours of seriously dedicated travelling across Europe, melty's team of battle-hardened journalists finally hit Sziget Festival 2015 Monday morning with one goal in mind: see as much live music as we physically can in just over seven days. So far, we certainly haven't been disappointed. Last night's lineup concluded with an exceptional show from the one and only Robbie Williams over on the Main Stage, with the singer treating fans to a flawless performance of 90s and 00s classics, peroxide mohawk and rippling tattoos included. After crawling back to our tents at approximately 3am, we woke up (surprisingly) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning and headed off in search of breakfast, before settling down to prepare our questions for the first of our exclusive interviews. (No spoilers. Sorry.) Before we knew it, it was time to head over to the newly-opened A38 Stage to see what Belgian singer-songwriter Selah Sue had in store for us.
Already a huge star in her native country, Selah Sue released her second album, Reason, back in March, with the incredibly catchy single "Alone" making it into the top ten in Belgium and France. Live, Sue (real name Sanne Putseys) is a force to be reckoned with. Boasting an incredibly powerful voice and a commanding stage presence, the 26-year-old stalked the stage in front of a towering host of Belgian flags, with her cover of Lauryn Hill's "Lost Ones" a particular highlight. Definitely one to watch. The act of the day, however, was undoubtedly Florence + The Machine, who gave a spectacular concert on the Main Stage at the end of the festival's second day. Opening with Ceremonials' "What The Water Gave Me", the 28-year-old singer went on to ask the crowd to accompany her through "Shake It Out", quipping that the group encountered some difficulties when it came to transporting their choir to Budapest. Covered in glitter and dressed in a 70s-style white jumpsuit, Ms. Welch gave it her all for over an hour and a half, accompanied by the rest of her superb Machine. A sparkling, passionate performance: so far, one of the highlights of Sziget 2015. Come back tomorrow for our review of Day 3!