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Frankie Cosmos performs to enormous soggy audience at End of the Road festival

03 September 2016, 19:12 | Written by Merle Jobst

There's no disillusion at an outdoor event quite like running for cover from torrential rain and finding a queue appropriate for a Berlin techno club at 3am.

Such was the wait for this afternoon's set by New York anti-folk singer Greta Kilne, better known as Frankie Cosmos, on the Tipi stage this afternoon at The End of the Road Festival, which saw hundreds flocking for shelter at the canopied space.

The smallest stage at the festival was very much at capacity for the band's late afternoon set. If they were perturbed by the size of the crowd, however, they didn't show it, despite Cosmos' speaking voice between songs being drowned out by its hum. The singer did briefly acknowledge that the show was probably the most people to which they've ever played, and said it was a good excuse to pick out "random songs" from her extensive independently released discography.

The set went down a storm with the huge audience, who were grateful not only for the warmth and shelter and in-house bar of the Tipi stage, but for the group's faster, dancier numbers, which brought welcome groove to one of the drearier afternoons of the festival season.

The End of the Road Festival continues tonight with headline sets from Bat for Lashes and Wild Beasts.
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