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Review: fun. At Splendour In The Grass 2012

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Spirits were high amongst those still with it at 'Splendour in the Grass 2012' day three. With the afternoon sun resting over the grounds, punters were ready to pull together what was left of their festival spirit and energy to bring the last day home with a bang!

A steady crowd began to gather under the Supertop as fans were curious to see if fun. would be able to replicate the same empowering marching drive to their live set as they do on their records.

Stepping on stage and getting straight into the music, frontman Nate Ruess looked out with a smile at the turnout for a band that has only just began to really break in Australia and started singing 'One Foot' from their latest album 'Some Nights'.

Four songs in, Ruess finally addressed the still growing crowd, "How you doin' Sydney?!…This song is called 'All Alone', sing along if you know the words!"

Also pulling out a noteworthy performance of 'Barlights' from 2009 album 'Aim and Ignite,' guitarist Jack Antonoff grabbed a second pair of drumsticks and bashed along simultaneously with drummer Andrew Dost. Slowly ramping the song until they finished with such a massive sound it was difficult to remember that there were only six musicians on stage.

Unsurprisingly the band chose super hits 'We Are Young' and latest single 'Some Nights' to bring the set to an end. And Ruess - making use of his full range of vocal acrobatics - bounced around sincerely enjoying the moment as several thousand Australians screamed along to every lyric.

Written By Joshua Duncan

Check out our full interview with Nate backstage at Splendour In The Grass 2012 below!