Nine Inch Nails closed the second night of the “Budweiser Made In America” festival with a set that captured the audience — but with a smaller crowd than Beyonce’s the night before.
Trent Reznor and his band mates performed 19 songs Sunday at the Jay-Z-curated festival on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Drenched in sweat and holding the microphone close, he sang his band’s rock hits and tracks from the group’s new album, out Tuesday.
NIN went on at 9:30 p.m., minutes after DJ-producer Calvin Harris electrified at another stage with his familiar hits “We Found Love,” ”I Need Your Love” and others. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were favorites, as was R&B singer Miguel.
Overall Sunday’s festival was more packed than Saturday’s, when 2 Chainz, Imagine Dragons and Emeli Sande performed.