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Backed by a balls-to-the-wall rock band, the man born Dylan Mills handles this demanding festival crowd with a flair that puts most of today's other acts to shame. His enthusiasm and personality is so palpable that it almost seems as if it can be caught and given a hug of ursine proportions.
But this is a two-way process. Witness 'Holiday' -- a track that takes on an added poignancy as the summer begins to fade -- that sees the packed field dance as one. From the back to the front, from side to side, hands wave and feet move with a hedonistic abandon.
'Dance Wiv Me' sees a similar scene, while the encore of 'Bonkers' is just that. It's not often that a single act can unite people of varying tastes, but this is exactly what Dizzee does. His status as national treasure is most definitely assured.