Scissor Sisters fill the Lovebox 2011 sky with colour

Scissor Sisters at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Shirlaine Forrest
Scissor Sisters at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Shirlaine Forrest

Confetti and streamers filled the sky with colour as Scissor Sisters headlined Sunday at Lovebox 2011 with special guest star Beth Ditto.

In a twist to the advertised line-up, Scissor Sisters performed second to last on Sunday, before 2ManyDJs closed the main stage as instruments and sound equipment was carried off.

The pre-watershed set didn’t make the band any less filthy or gorgeous though.

“It was kind of a hard day to figure out what to wear,” said singer Ana Matronic to the crowd. “I was in my hotel room and I saw a spark of lightning and I thought, I better wear rubber.”

In matching dayglo PVC, Ana and Jake performed a few tracks from their third album ‘Night Work’, as well as favourites ‘Laura’, ‘Take Your Mama Out’ and ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’’.

Beth Ditto, having performed in her underpants earlier in the day, joined them for ‘Tits On The Radio’ but kept hers under wraps this time around.

The band also dedicated ‘Comfortably Numb’ to the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, Charlie, who was recently imprisoned for violent disorder.

As giant silver sausage balloons released at the start of the set made their way back and forth through the crowd, Ana also made a tasty pun: “We hope we’ve been the whipped cream and the cherry on top of your Sundae tonight.”

Check back for our full Lovebox 2011 review.