Panorama 2017 Sunday pics (Angel Olsen, Justice, more)
The 2017 edition of Panorama wrapped up on Randall’s Island on Sunday (7/30). We posted about two of the most anticipated sets of the day: Nine Inch Nails’ headlining set, which was a strong mix of beloved classics and songs from their newest EPs, plus a David Bowie cover, and A Tribe Called Quest, performing for what they said would be the last time in NYC. Sunday also had sets from Justice (whose set was interrupted by technical difficulties), Angel Olsen, Preoccupations, Cloud Nothings, Mura Masa (who brought out Desiigner), Dhani Harrison, Towkio, Cashmere Cat, Rev. Vince Anderson and The Love Choir, 6lack, Kiiara, Snakehips, and more. See pictures from the final day of this year’s Panorama in the gallery above.
Kiiara, known for her guest vocal’s on Linkin Park’s “Heavy,” used her set to pay tribute to the late Chester Bennington. Billboard reports:
Kiiara powered through the first few songs of her Panorama gig at the festival’s indoor Parlor Stage, before devoting its final moments to Chester. “It’s been… a pretty rough week,” she began. “I don’t know what to say and there’s nothing really to say to make it better, but these next two songs are for Chester.”
At that, Linkin Park’s “Battle Symphony,” a track off their 2017 album One More Light, began to play. Kiiara and her band simply sat aside and let it take over, imploring the sizable crowd to take it all in with them. Next came the moment many were expecting; “Heavy” began to play, its music video broadcasted on the stage’s big screen for all to see. Kiiara filled in her vocal parts, with her drummer and keyboardist performing their bits as needed. When it ended, Kiiara offered a simple, “Thank you, New York,” and scampered offstage.
Watch video of Kiiara’s Bennington tribute below.
Since their Panorama sets on Sunday, Angel Olsen announced a pair of NYC shows at Town Hall and Brooklyn Steel, and Cloud Nothings have been added to Japandroids’ Brooklyn Steel show. Nine Inch Nails are sticking around NYC a little longer; they play a surprise last minute club show TONIGHT (7/31) at Webster Hall.
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