Sat 23rd, Festival Republic Stage (C) Band Of Skulls, reading sat 23rd, The Pit (Rock Stage) (C) Basement, sat 23rd, Festival Republic Stage (C) Bear Hands.
Prepare for the leeds fury.
The Pit Stage made its festival debut since leeds being renamed by festival-goers this year, pulling in line rock and metal fans who kept the mosh pits there all day.
For the second year running, Saturdays NME is an excellent stage.Its the Arctic Monkeys third Reading and Leeds Festival spot following on from their 2006 debut and their previous headline gig in 2009.Bombay Bicycle Club and Chvrches also brought huge crowds to the NME/Radio 1 Stage.A popular band on their fourth album, youd expect them to play third on the Main Stage or even sub-headline.Arctic Monkeys have just released the best album of their career, festival and they have loads of hits to play theyre sure to do leeds well.OutKast headlining the Main Stage, is tantalising.Tickets for either location are 210.50 line online for the entire weekend.Vampire Weekend arent quite on that level yet, but I wouldnt have been surprised to see them announced as a reading sub-headliner, particularly if Arcade Fire or The National had been booked.
Bringing the line biggest crowd to the NME/Radio 1 Stage yet this weekend was Courteeners with their irresistible anthemic rock sound.
Southern Californian metal-core quintet Of Mice Men topped the bill, playing favourites from all three line of their albums.
Sun 24th, leeds BBC Introducing Stage (C) Billie Marten Sun 24th, BBC Radio missing 1 Dance Stage (C) Billion Fri 22nd, Festival Republic Stage (C) Bipolar Sunshine Sun 24th, Lock Up Stage (C) Blacklist Royals Sun 24th, Main Stage (C) Blink 182 Fri 22nd, Main Stage (C).
Is that criticism justified?
That brings me on to my only reservation about this booking they dont fit editor with the other bands playing that day, who are mostly pop-punk or hard rock.Im pleasantly surprised to see Bombay Bicycle Club headlining.The core of the line-up was announced on the tenth of March.Lets face it, all anyone talks about from their 2012 performance, windows subbing for The Cure, is Brian Mays surprise appearance.Also playing are the likes of Joey Bada, Danny Brown, and Giggs.Theyve also had a lot of experience with the event having headlined previously in 2010, along with their first appearance way back in 2003.Neither of them are quite ready to sub-headline.This leaves Jake Bugg, cheat and, macklemore and Ryan Lewis.Sbtrkt were joined onstage for New Dorp New York by surprise guest Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig.Macklemore and Bugg are both only on their second album.
Singer Mark Hoppus said of the news: Im stoked to play Reading Leeds 2014.
The crowd went reading leeds festival 2014 line up mad for Enter Shikari, and Enter Shikari went mad for the crowd!