The third and final day of Reading Festival 2014 was kicked off by the Rock ‘n’ Roll group the Carnabells. They had us all dancing at 11.30 in the morning so they were pretty damn good. Complete with velvet jackets and shoulder pads it was good to see that rock ‘n’ roll is still alive and kicking.
We were going to stick around the main stage for a while but we weren’t all that impressed with The Story So Far so we headed back to our favourite place…
Festival Republic of course! We were sooooo glad we did because they next three people to get on stage were all fantastic.
Flyte – whose front man Row astutely observed looked like a fluffy haired Daniel Radcliffe.
Next was The Royal Concept who are a Swedish band who play alternative rock with a slightly electronic feel. They previously have not played in the UK at all but hopefully this will kick more opportunities for them.
Up next was Saint Raymond. This guy I’d seen last year on the BBC Introducing stage so it was good to see that he’d built on that platform. He was incredibly popular and rightly so.
We got ourselves some tasty tacos and settled down to watch Papa Roach from a safe distance. They’re not really Row’s cup of tea but ‘Getting Away with Murder’ is one of my favourite albums from when I was a teenager so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to hear them play “Scars” live.
Row was happy though because she had got herself some awesome trousers.
Then to NME it was. We were SUPER excited because we were waiting for two of bands that had made us most excited about the whole festival.
We then stood through The Horrors, they are really not my kind of music and they were a little too keen on the smoke in my opinion. Most people appeared to be there for the same reason we were. To get in a good position for…
The 1975! Yes this is the third time I have seen them live and I love them more with every gig. After seeing them at the Brixton Academy they are definitely one of my favourite bands and seeing them progress from the Festival Republic stage last year to one of the most sort after slots on the NME stage was a real pleasure.
Then it was time for the big finale! Blink 182 on the main stage! It was all my 13 year old self had ever dreamed of.
And that was it, Reading Festival all done and dusted! We then packed up a tents in the pissing rain and headed to the train station on Monday morning. Very soggy but very happy… And very very sleepy…