Janelle Monae covers Jackson 5 at Big Chill 2011

Star wows in high-tempo afternoon show

Janelle Monae covers Jackson 5 at Big Chill 2011

Photographer: Tom SprayDaniel Fahey on 06 August 2011

Her afternoon show at The Big Chill 2011 was a high tempo showcase of her debut 'The ArchAndroid' which featured a sprawl of musicians and dancers in black and white clothes, Monae herself donning a clock/cape at the beginning.

Entering to album opener 'Suite II Overture', the US star then went non-stop and segued 'Dance Or Die', 'Faster' and 'Locked Inside' into one another.

There was play-fighting, a cover of Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back' and an easel that arrived during 'Mushrooms & Roses' on which Monae painted, though she's not quite at Monet standards yet.

Her band were incredibly tight though, especially on 'Tightrope' and the creeping Straycats bass-line of 'Come Alive [War Of The Roses]'.

Even as a suddenly heavy shower battered the crowd during her final song, Monae incorporated into the show laughing: "I made that happen."

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