While Los Angeles fans missed out on catching M.I.A. in their city due to a cancelation, the HARD Festival went on as planned on the East Coast. The controversial headliner, wearing a yellow top and shorts, seized the stage at HARD NYC on New York’s Governors Island on Saturday (July 24), performing old and new material before a downpour cut her time short.
The festival also featured sets from M.I.A.’s protégée Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Die Antwoord, Theophilus London, and more. Katy Perry and fiancé Russell Brand were spotted in the audience.