Glastonbury 2022: Phoebe Bridgers takes Kyoto to John Peel stage in intimate set
Another debut at the legendary Glastonbury festival sees Scott Street and Kyoto singer Phoebe Bridgers create a bit of atmospheric excellence on the John Peel Stage
A jet-black guitar and a band adorned in skeleton attire as a lovely homage to the I Know the End track marks a resoundingly stylish set for Phoebe Bridgers’ debut Glastonbury set.
She takes her Punisher-heavy set to the legendary John Peel stage with a grand deal of success.
Bridgers’ clear lyrical qualities are perfect for the atmospheric pocket of Glastonbury, where the Scott Street singer can experiment with the style of her tracks and connect with an impressively large audience.
She dedicates Kyoto to “the dads in the audience,” and hops around the stage with the reserved, respectful quality such a talent has.
Bridgers’ performance, like Wolf Alice over on the Pyramid Stage just a few hours ago, notes that Glastonbury is more than a gig. It’s a light show and atmospheric art piece.
The all-black attire, the huge gazebo over the stage and the moody lighting with drawn artsy backdrops bring all the right elements together for a classic Bridgers set.
There is a unique energy to these tracks and the performer behind them, and it does come from a style that steers intimate, slower ballads toward an audience.
A pop-up book plays out behind Bridgers and company on a big screen, and it does feel as though Bridgers is marking the next chapter in her storied career - with a performance on a legendary stage at Britain’s biggest music festival.
Bridgers’ set here is the tonal opposite of IDLES who were covering The Beatles and throwing themselves into audience mosh pits over on The Other Stage.
For those wanting those mellow tunes and contemplative lyrics a little closer to home, then Bridgers is the perfect choice for a home viewing of Glastonbury - one of those rare artists that can replicate their studio quality live without so much as a change in pitch or pace.