Coachella 2013: Captivating set from The xx with Solange Knowles surprise guest
Photos: The xx performs at Coachella
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INDIO -The xx turned in a captivating set Saturday night on the Coachella main stage which included surprise guest Solange Knowles. For nearly an hour, Jamie xx, Romy Croft, and Oliver Sim, performed several songs from their debut album such as “Islands”, “Infinity” and a much slower tempo version of “Crystalised.”During the 16 song set the trio brought out Solange Knowles for their cover of Aliyah’s “Hot Like Fire.”
The chemistry and tension between Sim and Croft is undeniable. Through out the set the duo would do this back-and-forth walk around the stage, and at stand points end up standing face-to-face while they performed.
It was only three years ago, The xx found themselves playing the Outdoor Stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
But then this year, following the success of their debut album and the release of their second album, Coexist, the xx made their way back to the Empire Polo Club grounds.
But this time they were given a slot on a much larger venue — the main stage.
It was as Romy Madley Croft put it “unbelievable” to this year be one of the acts to playing the main stage Saturday night.
“We have been looking forward to this night for such a long time,” said band mate Oliver Sim.