The National staged their inaugural two-day music festival, There’s No Leaving New York, over the weekend where they performed a cover of Cat Power’s “Maybe Not.”
The event included performances from several renowned artists like Cat Power, Pheobe Bridgers, and Future Islands. The National performed not one, but two sets, featuring tons of fan favourites and a few surprises.
On Saturday, they played a total of 21 songs featuring “Guilty Party,” and a collaboration with Bridgers to perform “I Need My Girl” and “Sorrow.”
Their set on Sunday packed in 23 tracks featuring “Light Years,” “I’ll Still Destroy You,” and “Fake Empire.” The major highlight of the set was the band’s cover of “Maybe Not” from Cat Power’s 2003 album You Are Free. The band had released a studio version of the cover last year through the Spotify Singles sessions.
For their final tune, The National performed “About Today” for a second time, but dedicated the performance to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, who died in May.
Watch the performances below.