Festival review: British Summer Time: Kylie Minogue
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The sun is finally shining and the masses are making their merry little ways to London's green spaces. In the heart of Hyde Park, Barclaycard have yet again brought back British Summer Time, a music festival showcasing the best music, comedy and film, catering to everyone's needs. With the expected street food stalls, Chinese lanterns and toilet queues far too long, BST is everything you expect it to be. Last night saw Kylie Minogue headlining, joined by the likes of Years & Years, Chic, Nile Rodgers, Mika and Grace Jones. BBC Sound of 2015 winners and our favourite electro-pop trio were nothing less than a delight. Lead, Olly Alexander, convulsed and distorted to his own creations, showing us the best that Years and Years can be. Already released tracks, including ‘King’, that went to Number One, won over crowds with their recent familiarity, while upcoming releases got us gagging for more. Adding "I wrote this when I was dumped," there's a continuous sense that Olly is a great and genuine guy, proudly showing off his hard work. Their album is out July 10th. Next to the stage was Mika, nothing less than a blast from the past. From ‘Grace Kelly’ to ‘Lollipop’, Mika sang and the sun came out. His set was a constant stream of "oh, I know this song," in a vibrant and colourful performance. Dressed in a suit and wearing the most sparkly blue shoes, Mika is a born and bred performer who knows how to get the crowds going.
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