Kelis - Bestival 2011 review

'Forceful, fearless and full of fire'

Kelis - Bestival 2011 review

Photographer: Zoe RozanskyChris Swindells on 11 September 2011

8.5/10

'Scream' for Kelis is the pace-setting opener you'd hope for from the US pop diva. “I'm not here to entertain you but I'm here to pleasure myself,” the 32-year-old woos, without a whiff of Carry On discretion, before asking for audience participation.

The Brit-Award winner gets given it in bags with hits from her fifth full length 'Flesh Tone', but the set belonged to classics 'Trick Me' and 'Millionaire'.

Dipping into disco floor fillers Robin S 'Show Me Love' and Tinie's 'Pass Out', the singer sent the sober Sunday vibe packing with a bombastic beat-laden set of passion and pure fired disco-filth.

Finally mixing super hit 'Milkshake' with Madonna's 'Celebrate', the star gets a rapturous reception dropping, strangely, into 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. It segues into a Kelis song to close proceedings and with 'Acapella' as the crowd galvanising glory she goes in, like her on stage character, forceful, fearless and full of fire.

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