The 1975, Bastille, Bishop Briggs Bring Yuletide Joy to Pandora Holiday Live

Pandora Holiday Live – Pier 36 – December 6, 2016

The holiday season is officially here, and the good folks at Pandora decided to celebrate the occasion by throwing an amazing free party in New York City for their fans. Pandora pulled out all the stops for the second year of their holiday themed event and invited artists Bishop Briggs, Bastille, and The 1975 for the celebration.

Bishop Briggs

The event was hosted at Pier 36 and featured installations and giveaways from sponsors such as Express, Garmin, Clorox, and Mentos. The first artist to perform was Bishop Briggs. The British artist played singles from her upcoming debut LP including “Wild Horses” and “River.” She performed a fantastic set that warmed up the crowd for the next act, Bastille.

Bastille performed tracks from their latest album, ‘Wild World’ including “Good Grief”, “Send Them Off!”, and “The Currents.” They also played hits from their debut album, Bad Blood such as “Things We Lost In The Fire”, “Flaws”, and “Bad Blood.” They finished their set with their bombastic smash single, “Pompeii”, which made the British indie pop band a household name.


Send Them Off!
Things We Lost in the Fire
Good Grief
Fake It
Bad Blood
The Currents

Not many bands could follow up such a high energy set, but The 1975 are no ordinary band. The Manchester four piece were recently announced as the recipients of NME’s album of the year for their second studio album, ‘I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.’ The band’s set consisted mostly of tracks from the new album including “Love Me”, “UGH!”, and “A Change of Heart”. Lead singer, Matthew Healy dressed up for the occasion, by wearing an ugly Christmas sweater. The crowd was singing throughout the entire set and danced to classic tracks such as “Girls” and “Chocolate” from the band’s self-titled debut album. The finished their set and closed out Pandora Holiday Live, with “The Sound” and ended a perfect night in New York City.


Love Me


A Change of Heart

Loving Someone

Somebody Else

If I Believe You



The Sound

Al Mannarino is the associate editor and photographer for Pop Break. He is also host of the News Over Brews Podcast, Loot Care Unboxed, Backstage Break, and the producer of Behind the Brews. He graduated Rowan University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film & History. When he isn’t writing he is either trying to build his own TARDIS or taking a nap. Follow him on Twitter: @almannarino. His photo website is: