Must See Acts at Reading & Leeds 2017

Reading & Leeds Festivals are supposedly the final hurdle in a summer full of festival. Yes, there are events coming after it, though not on the scale of the much loved Rock Festival. Here, we preview some of the must see talent on show across the weekend.

Kasabian

Kasabian are the ultimate headlining rock and roll band. Their sets are legendary and made for the big stage. Their latest studio album ‘For Crying Out Loud’ has been critically acclaimed and well received by media and fans alike, tunes such as “God Bless This Acid House” and “You’re In Love With A Psycho” make it something quite special.

With old tunes such as “Fire” and “L.S.F” added into the mix, Kasabian’s return to Reading & Leeds will be euphoric. No other band in the world put on a show like they do. You can always rely on the Leicester legends.

Rat Boy

Having released debut album ‘SCUM’ just this month, Ray Boy are in the form of their lives. Led by starlet and multi talented musician Jordan Cardy, their set is both raucous, chaotic and very much intriguing.

You may know them most for early releases such as “Sign On” and “Move,” but we can only recommend having a listen to their new album. “Revolution” has the potential to be a real anthem, it speaks for isolated youth. Other notable additions include “Knock Knock Knock” and “Laidback.”

Blossoms 

Arguably the most hard working, impressive band on the bill. You can’t argue with Blossoms’ touring commitments, they are constantly on the road and never ever fail to impress. Their self titled, debut album is already a classic (Mercury Award nominated) and has lead to them climbing up the line up at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals.

“At Most A Kiss” is a great set opener alongside “Charlemagne” which is arguably the most perfect of festival sing alongs. The Stockport born band always deliver, you can’t afford to miss them across the weekend.

Liam Gallagher

The legendary rock-star is embarking upon a solo career of which he himself once said would never happened. Times have changed and here we are, Reading & Leeds will mark the former Oasis man’s largest solo gigs to date.

Expect new releases such as “Wall Of Glass” and the anthemic “For What It’s Worth” to be mixed into a setlist amongst classics. Not shy of performing Oasis tracks, it is clear that Gallagher’s set will be one of the most memorable of the weekend.

Idles

Idles have a raw energy like no other. The Bristol based band released their debut album ‘Brutalism’ just this year and have since gone on to gain rapid exposure which naturally has only increased their ever enlarging fan base.

The album has been one of the best received of the year with “Mother” being arguably the most notable track of them all. Their ruthless, intense energy is mind blowing. With politically relevant lyricism in mind, their live set is perhaps the most impressive side to their existence. You cannot miss their Reading & Leeds involvements!

Tom Grennan

You may recognise the impressive sounds of Tom Grennan from Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage or from his involvement in Chase & Status’ “All Goes Wrong.” In his own right, the Bedford born singer/songwriter is tipped for greatness, of all the names on this list he truly does have the biggest potential.

Latest single “Found What I’ve Been Looking For” is arguably his best produced work to date and does well to show off his raw natural voice. Grennan is onto something special, he without a doubt will be gracing the larger stages in the near future.

 

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