Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at a Bon Iver concert in London on Wednesday (26 October) to perform their iconic collaboration, “Exile”.
Swift has had a hectic week with her huge album drop, Midnights, including music videos and a special “3am” extended version but that didn’t stop her from showing up for fans last night.
Arriving at Wembley’s OVO arena, the megastar sang her hit Folklore track “Exile” and treated fans to her first live performance with Justin Vernon and The National’s drummer Aaron Dessner.
Several videos of the historic moment have been uploaded to social media, showing Swift suddenly appearing during the song to shocked cheers.
— Jamie East (@jamieeast) October 26, 2022
At the end of the song, Vernon turned to Swift calling her “the most talented person in the world” to which Swift replies “the most talented person in the world, Justin Vernon”.
And of course, the crowd broke out into huge applause as the global popstar left the stage, leaving Vernon to joke that was the end of the concert.
Swifties who were there in person and online have gone wild at the footage and shared their delight.
“Okay but Bon Iver bringing our Taylor Swift for ‘Exile’ was genuinely an incredible moment,” one person wrote.
One person summed it up, saying: “Taylor Swift and Bon Iver singing “Exile” live is what you hear when you enter the gates of heaven.”
Bon Iver bringing out Taylor Swift and playing Exile has fucking ended me honestly jesus christ pic.twitter.com/kqV0uWlMMx
— JOE (@joe2security) October 26, 2022
jurgen is cool but have you ever had surprise taylor swift x aaron dessner x bon iver pic.twitter.com/zYw2Qr0bO0
— James Hansen (@jameskhansen) October 26, 2022
Taylor Swift just came out with Bon Iver in London and it was honestly epic. pic.twitter.com/vNNmjY60ie
— Emily Zemler (@emilyzemler) October 26, 2022
TAYLOR SWIFT IS PERFORMING EXILE WITH BON IVER AND AARON DESSNER OMFG?!?!pic.twitter.com/isGGdeINvU
— miguel I taylivia stan (@cowboyinwoods13) October 26, 2022
being gay is watching a video of taylor swift at a bon iver concert while you’re at a muna concert
— b (@dykeofmyheart) October 27, 2022
This is not the first time Swift has made a surprise appearance at a concert, in July she showed up to HAIM’s concert to perform “Gasoline” and “Love Story”.
Taylor Swift will finally be going on a global tour for her new album Midnights, which will no doubt be sending Swifties into a frenzy to secure tickets. So if you missed her surprise appearance now is your chance to see her live.