Harry Styles at Wembley Stadium review: Where Strangers Become Friends and Fans Become Family

Monday 19 June 2023

a life-changing experience, driven by exceptional musical talent, captivating stage presence, and a genuine commitment to building a community

Harry Styles Love on Tour
Wembley Stadium

Among the huge array of concerts on offer, some artists possess the unique ability to create an atmosphere that goes beyond a mere performance. Harry Styles, the British singer-songwriter and former One Direction member, is undoubtedly one such artist. His closing show of four sell out’s at Wembley Stadium, was a testament to his musical prowess and stage craft. The ambience he created allowed for a magical showcase of the power of friendship and community; under Harry’s command, pure, unfiltered joy permeated the evening, and made it so special to both audience and performer.

Leading up to the performance there was a frenetic energy filling every space. With bedazzled outfits, feather boas and cowboy hats filling the arena, the sea of colour was a visual indication of the bright and beautiful performance to come. From the moment Harry took the stage, the crowd came even more alive and from the moment he stepped out it was clear that the enthusiasm and genuine love was mutual between the audience and the star. He effortlessly took the role of the charismatic conductor of this extraordinary symphony and invited everyone to forget their troubles and be truly free for a few hours.

What struck me the most about the concert was the strong sense of friendship and community that Harry fostered throughout the night. From the get go Styles created an inclusive space where everyone felt accepted, loved, and celebrated for exactly who they are. The vigour with which the audience embraced this was a testament to Harry's commitment to creating an environment where diversity and individuality are not only accepted but embraced.

Throughout the evening, Harry’s music served as a catalyst, bringing people from different backgrounds together, forming an unbreakable bond. Whether it was the carefree sing-alongs to Watermelon Sugar, the semi-cultish bowing at the alter of Mitch Rowland’s guitar solo in She, the united screams of “leave America” during As It Was, the congas in Treat People With Kindness or the group hugs and tears during Fine Line, each song became a thread weaving a tapestry of emotions that bound us all. With surprise songs added, including fan favourite Medicine and Sweet Creature which Styles hasn't performed since 2018, it really was a treat to be in the room for this momentous concert that truly cemented Styles' icon status. There’s no other word to describe it than electric. If unadulterated joy could power the country, Harry Styles would be head of operations.

Beyond the music, Harry's heartfelt interactions with the audience showcased his genuine care for his fans. He took the time to engage in conversations, listen to their stories, and make each person feel seen and valued. It was a beautiful reminder that music can bridge the gap between strangers and create lasting connections.

Production wise the show was a treat, with great visuals that told a story, lighting that complemented the sun slowly going down and a fun stage design which allowed many to get almost within touching distance of Mr Styles. A sensory feast, the show really provided all you could ask for.

As the night came to an end, I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the incredible impact that music has on our lives and the meaningful connections it brings. Harry Styles not only delivered an outstanding performance but also reminded us of the significance of finding people who allow you to be yourself. It was a night that broke down barriers, opened hearts, and created lasting memories.

This concert was a life-altering experience, driven by exceptional musical talent, captivating stage presence, and a genuine commitment to building a community. Styles' ability to deeply connect with his audience, fostered an atmosphere of inclusivity and acceptance, making the event a remarkable celebration of music and our shared humanity. It was an occasion where strangers quickly became friends, and fans collectively experienced the transformative power of music. As an artist who truly embodies his craft, Harry Styles continues to redefine the concert experience, leaving an unforgettable impact on the hearts of his fans.

Reviewed on Saturday 17th June 2023 by Olivia Mitchell
photo credit: Lloyd Wakefield


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