Lorde suffers wardrobe malfunction performing at Splendour in the Grass festival

The 21-year-old singer from Auckland turned away from the crowd to show her bare back, as she shrugged off the embarrassing moment by saying her shirt had become "disconnected" from her body.
The 21-year-old singer from Auckland turned away from the crowd to show her bare back, as she shrugged off the embarrassing moment by saying her shirt had become "disconnected" from her body. Photo credit: Twitter / @triplej

Lorde suffered a mid-performance wardrobe malfunction while performing at an Australian music festival on Saturday night. 

The Kiwi songstress was speaking to the crowd at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay and was adjusting her jacket when she noticed that the back of her crop-top was falling off, video posted to Twitter shows. 

The 21-year-old singer from Auckland turned away from the crowd to show her bare back, as she shrugged off the embarrassing moment by saying her shirt had become "disconnected" from her body. 

"Will you give me a second to fix this and I'll run back?" she asked the audience. "This is crazy. Talk amongst yourself." 

Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, returned to the stage after a brief absence, and was welcomed to applause, after the crowed broke out into a rendition of DJ Otzi's 'Hey Baby (If You'll be My Girl)'. 

"Hello again I'm back. That should be fine now," the singer said. 

Lorde's calm and collected demeanour appeared to pay off. During her set at the festival, she paid tribute to Australia rock band Powderfinger, performing a cover of their song 'My Happiness'. 

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