Flume celebrates 10 year anniversary with iconic Inglewood performance
Australian EDM legend Flume celebrated 10 years of artistry this weekend with a euphoric spectacle few will forget at the iconic Kia Forum in Inglewood, California on May 5th. Fans were captivated with an array of dazzling lasers and lights, guest artists galore, and over two hours of nonstop music.
Harley Streten, also known by his artist name ‘Flume’, has been on a hot streak leading up to this much anticipated show. His surprise mixtape titled Arrived Anxious, Left Bored wasreleased on May 3rd, 2023, just two days prior to this show. This mixtape, in addition to another surprise album release Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan from February 2023, are fully comprised of unreleased tracks and demos spanning from 2012 to 2021. These unexpected releases received much fanfare, including collaborations with artists such as rap duo Injury Reserve, Animal Collective’s Panda Bear, and singer-songwriter Isabella Manfredi. Having never seen the light of day until 2023, fans were eager to get a glimpse of these tracks live on stage.
Flume’s 10th year anniversary show kicked off with openers and longtime collaborators Kučka and Chet Faker, whose performances enticed audiences with their genre-bending sound and stage presence. Crowd favorites from Chet Faker’s set included “The Trouble With Us”, “Gold”, “Talk Is Cheap”, and his popular cover of “No Diggity”.
The grand opening involved Harley entering a 360-degree stage, engulfing himself and his DJ deck in a center stage surrounded by the GA fans at The Forum. Flume addressed the crowd directly by opening with the fitting track “Hi This Is Flume”, followed by known hits such as his “Disclosure” remix of “You And Me”, a drum and bass edit of “Holdin’ On” and brought out Kučka for their collaboration “ESCAPE” (this would not be Kučka’s last appearance onstage).
Making his way to the main stage, Flume delivered captivating tracks including “Insane”, “Ecdysis” and “Palaces”. Flume’s incredible performance featured an abundance of talented guest performers that all added their own unique flair to the stage. Rapper JPEGMAFIA brought the energy for their collaboration on “How to Build a Relationship”, singer Vera Blue lent her angelic vocals on tracks “I Can’t Tell”, “Never Be Like You”, and “Rushing Back”, Australian indie-pop artist MAY-A performed the infectious “Say Nothing”, Isabella Manfredi joined for the live debut of “Rhinestone”, legendary multi-instrumentalist Beck made an appearance for their song “Tiny Cities”, and Swedish pop icon Tove Lo had her grand entrance on “Say It”, which involved her making her way through the upper level of the crowd and sashaying down to the stage in her red and black leather outfit. Kučka shared the stage with Flume on several of their collaborations, including “Smoke & Retribution”, “Hyperreal”, “Chalk 1.3.3”, and “Voices”. Fans were overjoyed with the amount of talent in The Forum that night, and for good reason. He ended the legendary show with hits “Sleepless”, “On Top”, and brought out Chet Faker for their collaboration on “Drop The Game” as the encore to the night.
The energy was felt from every seat in the house and down to the GA floor, with fans singing and dancing to every song.
Throughout the set, Harley couldn’t help but smile as he looked out towards the shimmering lasers and the crowd of his adoring fans celebrating the night. Within the past 10 years, Flume has won 12 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards), a National Live Music Award, and a Grammy for Best EDM album in 2020 for Skin. At only 31 years old, Flume has already proven himself as a titan within the music world, and confirms that a lot more spectacles lie ahead.
Check out our Spotify playlist below for the full setlist!
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