Frank Ocean’s understudy steps in for a reserved but powerful performance. Her band (laptop/keyboard and drums) are dwarfed by the main stage, but serve up sparse beats and that huge voice for one of the biggest Splendour crowds of the whole weekend.
Crowd size for her last Australian shows: 200+
Crowd size today: 10,000+
Lorde’s age: 16
Average age of the first 10 rows: 16.5
Best audience comment: ”She’s got so much hair”.
Best Lorde on stage comment: “Thus uz mintal”.
The verdict: Lorde proved she’s got the voice, the beats and the fans to be one of the biggest acts of 2013.