Katy B saluted students as she played the penultimate live set at Beach Break Live 2011.
Before ‘Broken Record’, she told the large main stage student crowd that she herself had been studying before her music career took off, though she declared: “we won’t be doing any essays tonight!”
Backed by a live band and MC Tipper, they divided the crowd into “boys and girls” for ‘Easy Please Me’, before surprisingly performing a solo version of ‘Perfect Stranger’, given that collaborators Magnetic Man are due to play next.
The crowd were asked for their “sexiest Latin moves” for ‘Why You Always Here’, while ‘Katy On A Mission’ segued into a version of The Streets’ ‘Blinded By The Lights’.
Finishing with an animated, ska-infused ‘Lights On’, Katy B left the stage thanking the “amazing audience.”
Appropriately for a day when the festival’s beach saw wakeboarders to the water, surf troubadour Newton Faulkner played a well-received set beforehand.
Magnetic Man will play next, as the festival’s third and final headliner, while Mark Ronson will play an after hours DJ set.