NME Festival blog: We filmed Bring Me The Horizon taking to the stage to tear up Reading Festival

From being pelted with bananas to becoming future headliners… Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes has recalled how the band went from having ‘bananas and gravel’ thrown at them at Reading & Leeds, to being one of highlights of this year’s festival. Watch our ‘Walk On Stage’ video with the band above Last month saw the band follow weeks of rumour by storming back to the scene with a secret set to launch new single… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: ‘Breakfast Club’ live reading featured Jesse Eisenberg, Aaron Paul and more

The tribute to John Hughes’ much-loved 1985 movie took place at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday (September 9) Jesse Eisenberg, Christina Hendricks and Aaron Paul were among the stars to take part in a live reading of The Breakfast Club at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend. Organised by Jason Reitman, the tribute to the late John Hughes’ much-loved teen movie – which was released in 1985 and starred the… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: What Reading & Leeds first-timers thought of 2018’s festivals

Your first festival is a very special experience. My first festival saw me travel four hours only to find that we’d forgotten to pack the poles to our tent. I eventually ended up face down in a field after downing an entire box of wine. Reading and Leeds Festival is, for many, the first taste of a true festival blow-out. And this year was no exception. We’ve trawled through the socials to bring you the hot-takes from the festival… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Reading & Leeds Festival 2019 – headliner rumours, odds, ticket info and everything we know so far

Arctic Monkeys? Stormzy? The 1975? Dua Lipa? Who could headline in 2019? Reading & Leeds Festival may have come to a close for 2018, but we’re already looking ahead to 2019’s outing. This year saw Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Kings Of Leon all top the Main Stage – but who could follow them next time around? Have the dates been announced for 2019? Not officially, but Reading & Leeds traditionally runs during… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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The Guardian festival blog: Reading and Leeds festival review – glittery GCSE blowout has most diverse lineup yet | Music

‘The worst lineup ever” raged social-media users when this year’s twin-site festival was announced in February, while a recent tweet unfavourably comparing the event with that of 2000 (Oasis, Pulp, Primal Scream, et al) went viral. However, the former rock festival had to adapt to changing tastes. Huge, anthemic indie rock artists – the Vaccines and the Courteeners – still fill the field, but there are far fewer of them. This year’s event is the most culturally diverse yet, with rock, metal, rap, grime, dance and pop represented across seven stages. Some things don’t change, though, and the traditional post-GCSE results blowout attracts a largely teenage audience seizing the chance to paint their faces with glitter and try things they […]

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NME Festival blog: The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard likens band’s ‘playful’ new LP to their debut, recalls getting ‘booted off’ stage at first Reading & Leeds

The Brighton lads are set to release their fifth LP next week The Kooks‘ frontman Luke Pritchard has discussed the band’s “experimental” and “playful” new album, while recalling the time he got “booted off” stage at their first-ever Reading & Leeds. Check out our video interview above. The Brighton four-piece performed at Reading Festival on Friday evening (August 24). The show came ahead of their fifth record,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Panic! At The Disco at Reading Festival 2018 was a redemption tale fit for the silver screen

The showy pomp of Brendon Urie’s new groove might bore yer da, but it’s a dazzling spectacle for those of us who aren’t averse to fun and frolics Sorry dads, but the ‘pop has no place at Reading’ argument is so tired now that it’s practically narcoleptic.  A thousand-and-one piercing bores might shriek at the sight of a well-manicured singer taking the place of their precious guitar-wielding blokes on that iconic main stage, but let’s face it – Reading has been a celebration of youth since it first began; one that thrives under the direction of the fresh-out-of-GCSEs crowd. This year’s line-up is its most diverse to date – and if that’s not a glowing indictment of the ‘youth of […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Brockhampton join N.E.R.D. onstage at Reading Festival

The “internet’s first boy band” also joined Pharrell’s group onstage in Paris yesterday Brockhampton joined N.E.R.D. onstage at Reading Festival one day after being invited to do the same thing in Paris. The California-based boy band performed on the BBC Radio 1 Stage at Reading earlier today (August 25) before heading over to the festival’s Main Stage to watch N.E.R.D. During ‘Rock Star’, the Pharrell… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Watch couple get engaged during Wolf Alice’s ‘dream’ Reading Festival set

The London band invited “two lovebirds” onstage as they headlined the BBC Radio 1 Stage A couple got engaged during Wolf Alice‘s set at Reading Festival last night (August 24), as they headlined the BBC Radio 1 Stage. The band were only three songs into their performance when singer and guitarist Ellie Rowsell began introducing ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’. “This song’s a love song and I wanna invite two lovebirds on stage,” she said, as fans Hannah and Katie walked out from the wings. Hannah then got down on one knee and opened a jewellery box with an engagement ring in. “Me and you were meant to be in love” ❤️ Huge congratulations to Hannah and Katie who got engaged […]

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