Summer festivals require scorching weather and banging tunes. With beautiful blue skies overhead, the Main Stage crowd only needed someone to deliver on the music – and Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals did just that.
Blending a myriad of genres including, but not reserved to, blues, funk, soul, R&B, rap, and jazz, .Paak and his band delivered a fresh, zestful performance that brought good vibes and beaming smiles to everyone’s minds and faces.
With storming songs ‘King James’ and ‘Come Down’ leading the way, it was hard not to find yourself tapping your feet, clapping along, or throwing all kinds of shapes as .Paak lit up the stage. ‘Milk ‘n’ Honey’ helped to bring a rapid tempo to proceedings, but it was ‘Bubblin’’ that really made this performance so special. Anderson .Paak’s iconic song brought his and the Free Nationals’ set to an end, but they honestly could have gone on for much longer.
.Paak was clearly loving life as he looked out onto a sea of long-time and new supporters. The crowd drew on every ounce of energy it could after three days of constant dancing already, and it helped contribute to a fantastic showing that sent everyone away happy.