I spent last weekend at Reading festival, come see what we got up to!
If you follow FMIF then you’ll know that I’m the biggest festival fan, and you’ll also know that Reading is my favourite festival. Ever! I’ve been for the last three years and Reading is where I’ve seen some of the best live acts I’ve ever watched; from the Arctic Monkeys, to the 1975, Libertines, the Wombats and so, so many more! Driving home from Reading last year I was already excited for this years festivals and couldn’t wait to be a part of it. Reading for me is just the ultimate; from the atmosphere, to the live bands, it has the best vibe and I love how you can just pop from one stage to the next in under 5 minutes!
This year I wen to Reading with Ben and we had the best time! We arrived Friday evening and caught Disclosures set followed by the Foals who absolutely smashed it – what a set! The thing I love about festivals is that you can watch bands that you may never have bought tickets to go and see, kind of like sampling the goods then you can decide who you want to go and see at a gig! After their Friday night performance, I’m 100000000% getting tickets to see the Foals when they’re next on tour! Also on my must-see-gig-post-Reading-list is the Wombats, the 1975, Vaccines and Fall Out Boy!
The Wombats absolutely killed it! Their tent was so packed and every person knew all of their songs - it was so magical!
Sunday for me had to be my favourite day at Reading; we headed to the arena super early and just spent the day chilling and watching acts that we might never have normally seen; this is what I love most about festivals and we caught some amazing acts such as Five Finger Death Punch and Raleigh Ritchie who were both awesome! We pitched up at the main stage and watched the Vaccines (again, awesome act!), followed by Fall Out Boy - my 15 YO self was all like OMG PETE ILY AND I CAN'T BELIEVE 10 YEARS LATER I'M ACTUALLY WATCHING YOU <3 <3 <3… queue major fan girling and screaming every god damn lyric to Sugar We're Going Down. In the evening we watched the Wombats on the NME stage and I have to say they were my favourite act of the whole weekend, I've always loved the Wombats so bloody much but this gig absolutely knocked everyone before straight out of the park.. LEGENDS!
The Foals end of set! <3
We saw the most magical sunsets this year at Reading!
Did you go to Reading or Leeds this year? Who was your favourite act? Have you ever been, or would love to go?