“This is going to go down as one of the best shows I’ve ever played,” the MC said.
It’s not all that often you see mosh pits at Coachella, especially during the daytime in the searing heat of the Colorado Desert, where the festival is held. But that didn’t stop the crowd at Stormzy’s set yesterday from breaking out into a frenzy.
The grime MC attracted a sizeable audience for his performance and appeared taken aback at the reception.
“This is going to go down as one of the best shows I’ve ever played,” he told the crowd, reports the LA Times. “Before coming here, I didn’t know if it would be two people or 200 — and there’s thousands.”
Stormzy performed tracks from his new album Gang Signs & Prayer including single ‘Big for Your Boots’, fan favourites like ‘Shut Up’ and ‘Know Me From’, and his remix of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’.
Before playing ‘Know Me From’, he told the crowd: “It doesn’t matter if you don’t know who the fuck I am. It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand anything I’m saying or the beat – for the next three minutes I want you to [wreck] the place.”
The crowd dutifully obliged him. See fan-shot videos from the performance below.