However, if some of the greying fans at Robert Plant’s show in the tent the previous night were wearing ear plugs, volume was not an issue for this younger audience.
A favourite in the early part of the set was In My Head. The hoards of fans lost themselves in the vivacious rhythm of this dancefloor gem, which set the tone for a night of pure fun.
The hits kept on coming, big bouncy crowd pleasers, every one of which had the floor shaking under foot: Talk Dirty, Wiggle, and Trumpets. The crowd loved Whatcha Say, his first single. For many true Derulo devotees, this song proved a deeply moving, almost spiritual experience.
Another classic, Ridin’ Solo, really made the Marquee jump.
With well-choreographed dance routines, pulsating, neon lights, and popular covers such as Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and Beyonce’s Single Ladies, it’s clear that even at 24 years old, Derulo has already learned what it means to be a marquee entertainer.