Reading Opening Day Draws To A Close With Razorlight

Kings Of Leon and The Gossip triumph

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Opening day at Reading today (August 24) saw fantastic performances from Kings Of Leon, Interpol, and The Gossip.

Early on this afternoon, the overcast grey made way for hundreds of discarded jumpers amidst bright blue sky and blazing sunshine, around the time The Gossip came on.

Our afternoon round-up from the NME/ Radio 1 stage proved to be a agreat spot for part of the afternon, The Horrors and The Enemy were certainly a great pair of festival introductions.


Other highlights today were Kings Of Leon who put in a storming Southern rock set, before Reading headliner’s Razorlight.

Razorlight played a set laden with radio chartopping-friendlies like ‘America’ and ‘Golden Touch. Johnny Borrell and co, however seem don’t appear to connect to a quicky dissipating audience, struggling to hold attention towards the end of a 90 minute set.

Tomorrow, headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire and Bloc Party.


NME/Radio 1 stage is headlined by The View, We Are Scientists and Dinosaur Jr.

Check out special Uncut Festival’s Blog here

Pic credit: Andy Willsher


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