Bands I'm Looking Forward to seeing at Reading Festival 2017 | Music

This year I'm off to Reading Festival again, something I said I wouldn't do this year yet here we are again. I seen the line-up and caved in. If not initially the headliners aren't the best (in my opinion) Kasabian who I will speak about in a bit are my ultimate favourite of the weekend, Eminem who I will also speak about. Then Muse who unpopular opinion alert I'm not a huge fan of, Jay is so through true love I will watch them. Its not that I don't like them, I like some of their songs but they aren't up there for me, you either like a band or you don't. But I'm open to being surprised, see my vlog for my reaction on that...

Anyway this year I believe it is all about the underdogs the small bands, who are going to make a big impact. Inheaven, Blaenavon, Fickle Friends, Superfood, Toothless The Big Moon and Black Honey. If they aren't on your list they should be. 

And without further a do here are the big ones who I can't wait to see this year...


Man where do I start with these?? Admittedly let's get this out the way first, Jay asked me I think it was quite early into our relationship if I wanted to see them with him. I knew at the time some of his mates were interested in going so I kindly declined. At the time I wasn't crazy on them, I've always loved them but at the time I didn't fancy spending £50+ on a ticket and thought Jay would have more fun with his mates so there's that (something he denies every time we discuss that)
 Fast forward a bit, I now adore them to the point it isn't even a question of missing out seeing them. I simply have to. If I'm totally honest Kasabian are the reason I took the plunge to go Reading for another year.
 I can't wait to hear songs like underdog and empire live among one of my favourite albums of the year with songs like comeback kid. Honestly I'm ready to ave' it large. 

I instantly regret saying that. 

Main Stage | Friday: Reading | Saturday: Leeds

Everything Everything

 I haven't seen these now for a good few years. 
Actually scratch that.. I seen them support foals on their recent tour. (Foals and Everything Everything allll the heart emojis) But they have a new album out today actually! That I'm sure whilst you're reading this I'll be listening to. You might have not heard of them before reading this, or perhaps not have listened. 
I actually think they are major underdogs and in my opinion don't get the full respect they deserve. 
I think they are musical wizards (why do I sound like an uncool dad trying to be cool writing this??) The things Jonathon (lead singer) does with his voice amaze me. I feel like so much goes on in their songs from the bass to the guitar to the drums. It goes together perfectly and they're so unique.
 I'm as much obsessed with their new stuff as I am their old so I'm very excited to see them live and have a good ol' dance. 

NME/Radio 1 Stage | Saturday: Reading | Sunday: Leeds


Because let's face it wouldn't even be a music post if I didn't include these. If they aren't amongst my favourite songs posts then I'm talking about them on twitter. I actually made a joke that has become less of a joke if I'm honest about rallying everyone to the tent when they're playing because if you're an indie fan these are a band you have to see. Strangely though one thing I'll point out is they're in the dance tent which is to me very odd they stand out like a sore thumb but hey it is what it is. I don't really need to keep repeating myself with these, I think they are only going to get bigger, I mean from last years Introducing Stage to the Dance Tent that is huge! 

Dance Stage | Friday: Reading | Saturday: Leeds


This is a complete given no? If I haven't sounded uncool by this point by the end of this I will. Trying to sound cool by going to see Eminem. For me its (kind of) like seeing Fall out boy last year because they were a band of my teens and it felt nostalgic to me. Eminem was someone who was on the music channels a lot when I was younger or I heard a lot of around the time of dido, Natasha and David Beddingfield remember them?? What a throwback. 
Regardless of whether you're a fan or not you can't deny he has some bangers whether I'll be tucking into a burger or tray of chips at this point it'll still be an experience no less. And hey if I've had a few drinks by this point which is too a given, I'll take no shame in getting involved. 
(I like to rap when I'm drunk, but lets move on swiftly) 

Main Stage | Saturday: Reading | Sunday: Leeds

Glass Animals 

My love for this band, wow. I seen them at the start of the year- a Christmas present from Jay. And they impressed me SO much live. You know like when you see a band you love and its a bit meh (looking at you The Neighbourhood) these just blew my mind, I didn't even think they music could sound even better. Then live was just something else, I think they've only got bigger since then so seeing them at Reading will be interesting. I honestly can't wait.

NME/Radio 1 Stage | Saturday: Reading | Sunday: Leeds

Liam Gallagher

This one I feel like I don't really need to explain I could have just left the title and put a full stop but ya'know I wouldn't really be a blogger if I did that.
 I mean Liam. Gallagher. That is really going to be something whether its material from Oasis or his own I'm very excited to hear and witness a Liam show live. If you haven't heard his newest (I think) song China Town yet oh my god I urge you to listen. Its the first time I put beautiful and Liam Gallagher in a sentence together. I text Jay and was like Liam's new song is er beautiful
Two years ago we seen Noel Gallagher play with his High Flying Birds so you can kinda say I will have seen Oasis... no okay then but I'll settle for second best. 

Main Stage | Sunday: Reading | Friday: Leeds

Two Door Cinema Club

One of my favourite bands EVER and one I will never tire of. I've seen them once already this year when they toured during February 4 years after they went AWOL so that was really something. So many of their songs hold so many memories for me. I have never seen them at festival though, last year I debated (a lot) about whether to see them over Red Hot Chilli's a decision I definitely would have regretted to this day. Every time I even hinted at the idea people screeched at me to rethink my actions. Not because they don't like TDCC more to the point The Chillis are like a once in a lifetime band nowadays. Anyway seeing them, then Bastille, then Kasabian will be for sure memorable, eeek!

Main Stage |  Friday: Reading |  Saturday: Leeds

Sundara Karma

I have fallen deeply in love with this band, who I actually saw at Reading last year on the main stage but early morning. They grew in a big crowd then so this year is most likely to be mayhem in the R1/NME tent. 
Since I seen them last year they brought out some new tracks include one of my favourite songs ever, ever. 'Explore' I cannot wait to dance around like a crazy person to that one YAS!

Main Stage |  Saturday: Reading |  Sunday: Leeds

All Tvvins 

Last year I actually messaged All Tvvins on Twitter and said I shall make a petition so they play R&L ... they didn't.
So if I had of ended up not going to Reading this year I would have been very annoyed that I didn't get to see them. I loved these from the word go. The first time I listened I thought he has a voice like the guy from The Cast Of Cheers, and so it turns out he is that guy. 
TCOC were one of my favourite bands at the point I was getting into Foals. So to hear All Tvvins I fell in love. Darkest Ocean is just, ugh such a good song as is 'Too Young To Live' if you don't have these on your Radar get them there ASAP. 

Festival Republic Stage |  Saturday: Reading |  Sunday: Leeds

And that's all from me till Tuesday! Make sure you keep on eye out on my Youtube Channel here for my Reading Vlog! Have you been to Reading or Leeds or a different festival this year?

What's your opinion?

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