“Rolled right from the hospital to Bonnaroo and we still killed that shit,” Halsey wrote on Twitter following her Bonnaroo 2016 debut on Friday night (June 10). Although the singer-songwriter didn’t specify why she had been in the hospital (perhaps because of the allergies she mentions here?), no one could tell that there was anything wrong with the beguiling pop presence: she did, indeed, kill it, albeit with slightly less gravitas than her Coachella set in April.
Halsey worked with a much more basic stage setup this time around, although pyrotechnics like the bursts of light during “Colors” made her show more visually vibrant than most of the rock-centric acts on Friday. And while Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco didn’t show up to help Halsey at Bonnaroo, St. Lucia did, with a collaborative cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” that (wisely) served as a nod to the legends instead of a reinvention.