3 Days At Reading Festival

I spent last weekend at Reading festival, come see what we got up to!

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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!

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On Saturday we stolled into Reading town centre to grab some lunch and stretch our legs (OBV had a cheeky Nando's!), once back at the festival we set off for the arena and racked up some great watch time on the likes of; Imagine Dragons, Courteeners, Two Door Cinema Club (my FAVS!) and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers! It was a great day for music and we were so lucky with the weather as it was meant to rain all day but actually turned out nice!
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The Wombats absolutely killed it! Their tent was so packed and every person knew all of their songs - it was so magical!

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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!

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The Foals end of set! <3

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We saw the most magical sunsets this year at Reading!

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TICKETS FOR READING & LEEDS ARE NOW ON SALE! GET YOURS HERE!

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Did you go to Reading or Leeds this year? Who was your favourite act? Have you ever been, or would love to go?

6 Comments

  1. Amy 4th September 2016 / 9:02 pm

    These are lovely pictures – how did you manage to get such nice pictures at a festival haha?! I have that Primark choker it’s such a find! Looks like you had a wonderful time 🙂
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Hayley 6th September 2016 / 3:03 am

      Ah thank you lovely – I always think that Reading is so damn picturesque, always seem to have the BEST sunsets! Such a steal isn’t it?! x

    • Hayley 7th September 2016 / 3:21 am

      It’s a great festival – I really do look forward to it every year! 🙂 You should definitely look into it! x

  2. Mariann Yip 8th September 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I’m not really a festival person but it sounds amazing! Your pictures are also great and I’m sure you had an amazing time 🙂

    http://WWW.MARIANNYC.COM

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