Amidst several detractors who criticized Kendrick Lamar’s appearance on the lineup of Australia’s Bluesfest Byron Bay 2016, the ‘Backseat Freestyle’ hit-maker proved his critics wrong and delivered a riveting performance that had the audience in a daze!

If you want to feel the vibes first hand from his performance on day 1, here’s a fan recording with surprisingly good sound that should get you going!

Marking his debut at the Australian festival, Lamar did not disappoint, dishing out several tracks of his, like Swimming Pools, Backseat Freestyle, and King Kunta, that belonged to a stacked set list for the night.

The set list from Bluefest is right here, for your viewing pleasure!

‘For Free (Interlude)’
‘Wesley’s Theory’
‘Backstreet Freestyle’
‘m.A.A.d City’ [second half]
‘The Art of Peer Pressure’ [second half]
‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’
‘These Walls’
‘For Sale? (Interlude)’
‘Hood Politics/Complexion (A Zulu Loves)’
‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe’
‘Money Trees’
‘m.A.A.d City’ [first half]
‘King Kunta’
‘Momma (Remix)’


Live at Bluesfest ’16 (Courtesy: Facebook // Bluesfest)

Kendrick Lamar is a seasoned performer, so it comes as no surprise that people responded to his set well. His performance alone defined the madness that was to come for the next few days of the festival!

Bluesfest is on till the 28th of March!