Reading Festival Is Over For Another Year

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Last weekend was an annual pilgrimage to Reading Festival which marked my eighth year anniversary from my first year. Every single year I look at the teenagers having picked up GCSE and A Level results partying away in their drunken hazes in the fields and think this is it, this is my final year, but it hasn’t worked yet.

While this year may have been a tamer year for me in regards to drinking (I wanted to remember the music) and not camping (hooray!) it was a fantastic year for music.

Accompanied by my non metal loving friend I experienced a wide plethera of music from Kendrick Lemar on Sunday evening (who was excellent), to indie-pop in the form of Prides and Years and Years right through to some of my ultimate favourites in Bring Me The Horizon and Bury Tomorrow.

The weekend went in a complete blur and i’m super sad to see it pass by because this essentially means the end of the proper festival season, by ‘proper’ I mean multiple day festivals. Friday night saw me experience a fantastic set by Bastille (seriously watch it on Iplayer), experience my favourite new band Prides, see Mumford and Sons after a rubbish attempt back in 2010 at Glastonbury and finally see Simple Plan after years and years and trying.

bring me the horizon

Saturday saw Alexisonfire come back for a few choice shows and play the main stage, it saw my all time favourite band (which people no longer snigger at) sub for Metallica aka. Bring Me The Horizon and their set was incredible, like seriously incredible, and the day ended with a spot on set from Twin Atlantic.

Sunday was by far a ‘heavier’ day where I got to see Frank Carter’s new band who encompassed everything I love about Frank, favourites Beartooth and Bury Tomorrow and a fun set from Years & Years who are now crazy crazy big.

Now we’ve hit September it’s the swift change from festivals each month to gigs each week and i’m excited about what the rest of the year holds for my ears. Reading i’ll probably see you again next year!

Did you head to Reading or Leeds? Who did you enjoy most?
Images by: Official Reading (top photo) and Graham Berry (bottom photo)
September 2, 2015
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  • looks a great gig, hope you had a great time x

  • Sounds like you had a really good time – I went to Reading in 2011/2012 and I think if I ever went back= it would just be for the line up on one of the days. It's definitely a bit of a GCSE and A-Level results party haha

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Yeah I know what you mean it is like an exam results party but each year there are enough bands that I can't not go haha! x

  • Sounds like you had a fantastic time! I've never been to a festival … Ever!! I know lame right, at the ripe age of 26 I'm still a festival Virgin! I do love Bastille and Mumford and sons so super jealous you got to see them and I will be heading to my iplayer to check their set out!

    Georgia x

    Georgia Petite

    • It's not lame, it's person choice. But i'd highly suggest going for a day if there was a good line up like there was this year. x

  • So pleased that you had such a good time. Bet you cant wait until you can go again :) xxx

    • I really can't. I love festival season and can't believe it's over. x

  • Looks like a great festival and full of fun, bet you had a whale of a time

  • Never been to reading but I went to Leeds three years in total (i think). I've opted for Glastonbury and one more if there's a band I really want to see in recent years but I think when you go to festivals for a number of years, you begin to gravitate to your favourite one! Mine is Glastonbury and I'm guessing yours Is reading haha! Glad you had such a good time.
    Michelle x

    • My favourite would actually be Glastonbury too but I have only been once. I always struggle to get people to come with me to Glastonbury though, but I am planning on getting tickets for next year so fingers crossed, x

  • I've never been to Reading. Would love to have seen The Libertines.

    • Watching their set on Iplayer they did look really good. x

  • Sounds like you had fun. I love Reading, visited the city twice now.

  • It sounds and looks as though you had an absolutely amazing time x

  • So pleased you had a good time. Festival season always goes past so quickly! I'm going to try and go to Leeds next year :)

  • I completely get you when it comes to maybe feeling a bit too old for Reading. I went to Leeds fest 3 years in a row and I really don't think it would be the same now! Good post :) x

  • I love going to Reading and Leeds but had to miss it this year due to other blogger events :)

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