So, after three days of sheer music madness the North/South music mecca of Reading+Leeds has come to a close, and only on BBC4. Tonight’s headliners, Biffy Clyro, made their second appearance on the Main Stage, three years since their last one, and it was just amazing. Led by frontman Simon Neil the Scottish trio sang many of their infamous hits including Rebel Chord, 57, Bubbles, Black Chandelier, The Captain, Many of Horror and Stingin’ Bell to name but a few. For me it was just sheer bliss to watch and to hear some of my favourite songs by Clyro was definitely worth staying up for (armed with a glass of JD &coke). So, that wraps it up for next year, see you again next year R+L.
Reading Festival 2016
RHCP @Reading (R+L) Festival 2016
Not long finished watching RHCP play the main stage @Reading on BBC4, and this will have been their fourth time now, it seems that we just can’t get enough of them. With a jammed-packed set crammed full of hits including Californication, Under The Bridge, The Getaway and By The Way this was just the perfect reason to stay up till the wee (early hours). As always stage antics aren’t too far away the it comes to the Chilli Peppers as at one point, Flea, hand-walked across the stage with a small person (either one of the band members’ kid’s or a fan). However they saved the best till last and performed their monster hit Give it Away, just fantastic to watch. RHCP feel free to come back anytime.
Disclosure @Reading (R+L) Festival 2016
Not long finished watching Disclosure headline the main stage (alongside The Foals) at the Reading (R+L) Festival via the red button service, it was a great hour spent watching them. It was amazing listening to them perform the hits from both their Settle and Caracal albums including When a Fire Starts to Burn, Holding On including one of their recent new singles Boss. They were joined on-stage by new artists Brandon Reilly for another new song Moving Mountains which sounded fantastic, seriously that guy’s got some vocals on him. They ended their set on their hit debut track Latch which is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage American duo Twenty One Pilots performed set their and I have to admit that I’ve never really heard any of their music till now; I have missed a lot. I have to say they did an impressive cover of House of Pain’s Jump Around and got to crowd surf.
Though I’ve said it before I’ll say it again; this is one reason why BBC3 was brilliant as a TV CHANNEL!!!