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Reading Festival 2016 – What to expect

Reading Festival 2016 – What to expect

The second wave of headliners for Reading Festival will be announced in the forthcoming days, but this year’s installment of the famed rock and indie event has already promised some stellar acts. They’re from a wide variety of genres, so we can look forward to seeing another year of solidarity amongst diverse music fans, including Max Beckett, who shares his insight on the Reading line-up so far…


From left to right: Twenty One Pilots, Hinds, Crossfaith, Eagles Of Death Metal, Rat Boy, Boy Better Know, The Courteeners, DJ EZ, The 1975, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slaves

Further down the bill, we’ve already been teased with a promising lineup of some smaller indie rock names in the form of , and awesome twosome – three acts known for their rough-and-ready, modern-angsty sound. Alongside this exciting cluster of indie we have some examples of Reading’s more urban personality, with Grime super-group turning up for the second year in a row, a set from and a performance from the rapidly-rising expected to turn many heads at the festival.

Sadly only one metal act has been announced so far: Japanese Electro-Metal legends . After seeing them a couple of times already and thoroughly enjoying their sets, I’d have to suggest these guys the most. Their charisma, instrumental ability and propensity for moshpits and awesome crowds is something you do NOT want to miss.

For the more popular side, we have confirmed sets from indie/alternative rock veterans , who will be providing some catchy singalong choruses for a very devoted fanbase, and , an eccentric pop-rock band whose fans are also incredibly dedicated to their music, and will create a great crowd atmosphere. Obviously, though, we must talk about Reading’s first headliner. The incredible, timeless, colossal will be gracing the Reading stage at the top of the bill in August, and they will be bringing a humongous crowd along with them.

That Reading atmosphere...from-

That Reading atmosphere…from-

And finally, I must save an honorable mention for the , who will be making a special appearance during the weekend. After falling victim to the Paris terrorist attacks of the 13th November, they unintentionally gained a worldwide-level of attention. Their set will not only attract a lot of newcomers, but it will be a very emotional, bittersweet, commemorative highlight of Reading Festival 2016. Something you definitely would want to attend.

Reading Festival will be taking place this summer from the 26-28 August. Watch out for their next announcement, which will be taking place this week.


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