The Killers are set to headline the second day of the Reading Festival (August 23), topping a strong line-up on the main stage which includes Bloc Party, The Raconteurs, Editors and Carl Barat’s Dirty Pretty Things.
Fans are dressed for a sun-drenched day at the site, with (roughly) every third girl wearing a sparkly Killers t-shirt, and the boys are mostly in shorts and plaid shirts. Forecasts for rain this evening seem unfounded, for now.
Bloc Party are celebrating the rush release of their third album ‘Intimacy’ which was made available as a download last Thursday (August 21) and are expected to showcase songs from it during their set.
Also appearing on the main stage are pastoral punk eccentrics British Sea Power who play the festival ahead of their own curated festival ‘Sing Yee From The Hillsides’, taking place at Britain’s highest pub Tan Hill in Yorkshire next weekend (August 29).
Over at the NME/ Radio One stage, festival veterans Manic Street Preachers will headline, with recent Latitude Festival successes Foals and Seasick Steve both set to perform.
The Festival Republic Stage will see Elliot Minor top a bill which includes Black Kids, Los Campesinos! and hotly tipped new band White Lies.
Check back to www.uncut.co.uk later for reports from the site, with our highlights of today’s music.