Bastille rock Jo'burg in 7 Instagrams

Bastille drew a crowd of 15 000 to Emmarentia Dam. (Seed Experiences)

Bastille drew a crowd of 15 000 to Emmarentia Dam. (Seed Experiences)

Bastille enjoyed a packed field of 15 000 smiling and eager fans on Saturday when they played at Emmarentia Dam to end off their South African tour. Lead singer Dan Smith mentioned that it was the band's biggest headline gig to date.

The UK indie-rock group was supported by singer Matthew Mole, the jazz-influenced Beatenberg and die-hard rockers Bed on Bricks. Fans waited in anticipation for one of those famous Jo'burg passing rain showers to subside before the band came on and entertained with hits like Things We Lost in the Fire, Pompeii and Flaws.

Here are some of the Instagrams shared on the day:

1. Concertgoers are seen relaxing beneath the dark, threatening clouds.



2.
The long wait: Bastille ended their set with Pompei, supported on stage by Bed on Bricks.




3. Instagram user @emeales_x shared this picture of the crowd.



4. Bastille's lead singer Smith serenades the audience with his vocal skills.



5. An energised crowd gets their hands in the air for Bastille's cover of the club classic Rythm is a Dancer.



6. Bed on Bricks pose with the South African flag toward the end of the show. Bastille's Smith's parents are from South Africa.


 

7. The crowd used umbrellas and makeshift canopies as shield from the rain just before the band played their set.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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