HOLDING the opening night of their Give Me The Future tour in Bournemouth, Bastille brought the party to the international centre.

After a few years without performing live due to the pandemic, Bastille absolutely smashed the opening night of the UK tour with post-apocalyptic staging and electro indie-pop bangers.

Boasting two incredible support acts, The Native kicked the night off with their unique indie sound. 

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Hailing from the West Country, the four piece band showcased some of their new sounds and was the perfect pre-show for Bastille.

Second support of the night, Dylan captivated the audience with her electro-pop swagger and raspy vocals. Demanding our attention the punky blonde had the audience clapping and singing along to her latest hit No Romeo by the end. 

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An electrifying buzz filled the audience as we waited for Bastille to come on stage, who certainly did not disappoint.

Escapism is one of the biggest pleasures of live music and that’s exactly what Bastille gave the crowd in Bournemouth as they took us on a journey into a ‘new world’. 

Inspired by the digital creation of their latest album, recording both in the studio and online due to the pandemic, Bastille’s stunning staging and futuristic video montages created a unique and exciting atmosphere. 

Frontman Dan’s stupendous vocals were second to none as he performed some of the bands best-loved hits including Oblivion, Good Grief and Pompeii. 

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Songs from the band’s latest album were showcased and had the audience clapping and dancing along to Dan’s instructions including Give Me The Future and No Bad Days. 

The show beautifully ebbed and flowed through the band’s impressive repertoire creating the perfect balance of highs and lows, with enough space for Dan and the audience to get a break when things went really up-tempo.

Nearing the end of the set the audience were treated to the live debut of Run into Trouble, Bastille’s newest single. 

Closing the show with an encore featuring Hope for the Future and Shut Off the Lights, Dan said how good it was to be back performing live, dancing and having a party - and we couldn’t agree more.