Next Episode of Reading and Leeds Festivals is
Coverage of the annual festivals that happen at Leeds and Reading.
Huw Stephens introduces Oxford quintet Foals, who are arguably one of the best live bands around today, as they take to the Main Stage at the legendary Reading Festival. The band made their debut at the event back in 2007, and over the last nine years have steadily climbed up the festival ranks to make their debut this year as a headliner.
The Oxford five-piece came to the fore back in 2007 when Greek born frontman Yannis Philippakis and his longtime friend and drummer Jack Bevan joined forces with guitarist Jimmy Smith and bassist Walter Gervers, with keyboardist Edwin Congreave completing the line-up. They worked on perfecting their alternative pop, math-rock sound playing house parties around the area, and a decade on and with their fourth album What Went Down arriving in the summer of 2015, they have cemented their ever-growing popularity around the world along with adding to their awards cabinet with a recent NME award for Best Album.
Expect to see songs from all four of their albums along with a customary attempt by Yannis to get in the crowd at some point during the no doubt energetic and lively set.
Huw Stephens introduces Los Angeles rock funk legends Red Hot Chili Peppers as they return to headline the Reading Festival. This is the fourth time the band have headlined the festival since their debut top slot back in 1994 and comes after the release of their first studio album in five years, The Getaway, which recently topped the charts around the world. Tonight the current line-up of singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will no doubt entertain the Reading crowd with some of the new songs along with classic tracks such as Give It Away, Under the Bridge and Californication. series 10.
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