Ellie Goulding arrived late on the Lounge On The Farm 2011 main stage in a pair of denim studded hot pants to chants of "hurry up" from a crowd of impatient fans up well after their bedtime.
She apologised telling everyone the delay was caused by the stage manager who’d dropped her earpiece down the toilet.
Bad punctuality aside, Ms Goulding started her set with ‘Under the Sheets’, then, beating a drum, she called the ‘Ellie’ faithful and the largest crowd LOTF had ever witnessed to sing along to ‘Guns And Horses’ followed by a sickly sweet selection from her début album ‘Bright Lights’.
Earlier on the main stage Londoner Jamie Woon treated VF to smooth tunes with neo-soulful harmonies.
By the time he’d reached the R&B flavoured ‘Lady Luck’ the sun-induced lethargy of the crowd had been re-invigorated and the festival-goers were ready for the evening.
Katy B up next on the main stage belted out grime-based dance tunes much larger than her diminutive size.
The newly flamed haired Peckham lass whipped the young audience into a shape-shifting amorphous sea of bouncing fleshy orbs and blurred limbs.
Speaking to VF after the gig, she said: “I couldn’t see a thing as the sun was in my eyes as everyone was putting there hands up, I’m off to T4 on the Beach tomorrow so looking forward to the rest of the weekend.”
With the main field’s mob audibly lubed up and receptive they welcomed the return of LOTF favourite Example.
Straight to business he laid down a crowd-pleasing set complete with his recent number one single, ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’.
Graham Coxon ended day two of LOTF on the Meadow Stage.
With his six-piece band he delivered no surprises, a punked up Britpop sound that lacked the diversity of former band member Damon Albarn’s post Blur creations. The crowd, however, loved it.
Maddy Johnson, aged 11 and a firm Ellie Goulding fan, told VF: “I came to see Ellie Goulding but I only stayed for five songs as my mum dragged me off to see Graham Coxon.”