We sent the Koast Media team down to see Jess Glynne storm the Castle and here’s our report from our very own Hannah Waters.
Jess Glynne gathered in thousands to the grounds of Alnwick Castle performing an array of songs in her one and a half hour set. Her songs promoted love and the party atmosphere could be felt throughout the evening. The field soon filled up from 4pm and concert revellers didn’t let the gloomy clouds and rain dampen the mood.
Her support acts included Mullally and Kiko Bun. Mullally was a great warm up act and he performed his new single She Don’t Know Me. His husky voice was perfect to get the crowd warmed up for Jess. He is certainly someone to look out for in the future. Also performing was Kiko Bun, his reggae style music really got the crowd jamming ready for Jess Glynne. Kiko’s mellow tones had an upbeat vibe and just as he was finishing the rain stopped and the stage was set for Jess to perform.
The crowd was ready and Jess stepped out on stage with plaits in her hair and blue sequin trousers and her iconic heeled boots. Opening her set with Right Here, she also performed Rather be, Ain’t got too far to go, Real love. In the backdrop of Alnwick Castle, she dazzled with her powerful voice and performed most songs from her album ‘I cry when I laugh’. The five big screens around the stage ensured everyone could see the stage and the patterns really fitted the songs especially Bad blood and No Rights no wrongs. The psychedelic images were befitting to Jess Glynne who lets her music do all the talking with little crowd interactions.
The stand out song had to be the encore when she performed ‘Take me Home’ and had the chorus of fans singing with her. How many concerts do you go to with the introduction of giant glittery beach balls into the crowd? She really didn’t live up to her calm and collected persona, delivering each song with and commanding attitude. All eyes were on Alnwick castle after Tom Jones’ performance was cut short two years ago, thankfully nothing went wrong apart from the chaotic exit of the carpark. A great night was certainly had by all and Jess Glynne impressed the crowds in the spectacular grounds of Alnwick Castle.