It’s officially been one week since we were stood in the middle of a field, listening to some of the best talent that one of the best festivals the UK has to offer. Back this year with some killer headliners and an insane line up; Reading Festival was set to please gig goers far and wide. With thousands heading towards the southeast, wither you are a metal head or EDM lover the line up catered for everyone needs. We were lucky enough to head down to the festival to see what went down in arena. Wither you’re in the middle of the annual post festival flu, post festival depression or just looking to see what went down, keep reading to hear our thoughts on this years performances.
Opening up the main stage on Saturday, Gnarwolves gave a performance that was set to impress. Full of pop punk loveliness, the trio were a great edition to the amazing fresh talent opening the main stage this year, bringing out decent numbers to the main stage very early in the morning for their set. By the crowd reactions, it was well worth it. Playing their first set of two, Marmozets are the one of the most talked about talent around at the moment in music. Performing crowd favorites ‘Why Do You Hate Me?’ and ‘Move, Shake, Hide’ saw the NME tent turn into ciaos. Judging by their performance, Marmozets will be a name you won’t want to forget because soon you will be seeing it everywhere. Following on the NME stage with rumors spreading that the band will soon be no more, Lower Than Atlantis pulled out a memorable performance. With their contagious energy and the regular airplay of their track ‘Here We Go’, the band performed to a packed tent full of fans eager to see Mike Duce and fellow band mates rock out.
Wovenwar were one of the smaller bands to be heading down to the The Pit stage this year at Reading, and despite the small crowd gathered the band were successful in creating an overall pleasant rather than awkward atmosphere that is sometimes given to those less recognised artists. Walking on stage five minutes late resulted in We Came As Romans set to be cut, however they didn’t let this ruin their moment at Reading Festival. Sing-alongs to fan favorite ‘Fade Away’ could be heard from afar letting the rest of the festival know that We Came As Romans have arrived. Walking around the festival site, it would be difficult to be unaware of While She Sleeps performance as hundreds of spectators could be seen wearing the bands statement merchandise. The band were next up on The Pit stage, creating a performance to be remembered. Despite Loz’s throat surgery and time taken out for recovery the northerners created a flawless performance for the fans, and mention of the bands new album sent the crowd into a frenzie. With the tent packed, there wasn’t one body stood still. Despite only being a band with the current line up for one year, Issues pulled a monumental crowd with many stood around the outside of the tent creating a ‘had to be there’ atmosphere. Singalongs and mosh pit galore, truly making stage security earn their wages.
To hear our thoughts on this years headliners and the rest of the weekends artists, make sure you check back here each day until Sunday night as we look back one week on from Reading Festival.