Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: chase & status, dog is dead, eminem, fall out boy, phoenix, Reading Festival, rx bandits, sub focus
Reading Festival was INSANE this year. One of the perks of being a reporter based opposite the entrance to the festival site is covering the festival, which this year was immense.
Friday included a quick hop, skip and jump from the office to the field after work just in time to interview RX Bandits ahead of their set. This is the first year I have done interviews at the festival and the reserved pair certainly didn’t make my first interview easy. Check out the awkwardness here.
Then it was back to the press tent to interview the lovely Nick Douwma aka Sub Focus, ahead of his headline set on the Radio 1 dance tent. Much less awkward and a bit easier (view here.)
Highlights of Friday included Sub Focus and Bastille but the real highlight was Skrillex who ripped a new ******* in the Radio 1/NME stage.
I caught the end of Green Day but wasn’t that bothered.
Highlights included White Lies and Foals but it was Chase and Status and Eminem who made the night the best show. Read what Reading Post features editor Caroline Cook thought about their performances here and here.
Eminem did an amazing mash-up classics towards the end and it was great to see Dido performing the vocals for Thank You live at the festival.
On Sunday Haim were the band I was looking forward to but their performance was disappointing. Although I can listen to their recorded tracks on repeat, the live performance was strained and out of tune.
I can’t wait until next year!