Jack White Plays His Fourth Reading Festival In Ten Years

The Raconteurs make their debut on the Main stge

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Jack White tonight (August 23) marked his fourth appearance at the Reading Festival in ten years, this time playing on the Main stage with his ‘side project’ The Raconteurs.

The band, a collaboration with singer songwriter Brendan Benson made their main stage debut at the festival with a set that showcased both his and White’s two albums; ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’ and this year’s release ‘Consolers of The Lonely.’

Highlight of The Raconteurs’ set was the the mass crowd singalong to their hit “Steady As She Goes”, the whole audience joining White with singing the refrain “Are you steady now?”


Previously White played has played the Bank Holiday weekend festival with Meg White as The White Stripes in 2002, headlining in 2004, and also with The Raconteurs headlining the NME Stage two years ago in 2006.

To see Uncut’s report from Reading day two, click here

The set list was:


‘Consoler Of The Lonely’

‘Hold Up’

‘You Don’t Understand Me’

‘Top Yourself’

‘Old Enough’


‘Steady, As She Goes’

‘Many Shades Of Black’

‘Broken Boy Soldier’

‘Salute Your Solution’

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