Reading Picks: Sunday 30th August
We list the top picks on Sunday's line-up for Reading Festival
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If you've had any sleep last night, there's nothing like starting your day with a boogie! The Six are a dance music collective based in Manchester founded in May 2014. They feature on the Gorgon City track 'Take It All' and their May release 'Unfinished Sympathy (feat. Jasmine Thompson)' stayed on our playlist for a good few weeks. They will create solid vibes for sure.
12.35pm - Milton Jones
With Reading being such a music-heavy festival, it's easy to forget some of the hilarious comedy talent living on the Alternative Stage. One of our favourites, one liner Milton Jones, is performing a 45 minute set which you'd have to be stupid (or not a fan of one liners) to miss. You may recognise him from Mock The Week.
1.30pm - 99 Souls
Another dance music great, 99 Souls have performed at Leeds, Preston and Creamfields already this weekend - with Reading being their last gig in 48 hours of madness. They're a duo of 'one jazz kid and one hip hop baby who fell in love with the kick drum'. Their 2014 debut 'The Girl Is Mine' captivated the world and have been courted by international labels courting for them.
3.00pm - Moose Blood
Kent punk-rock band Moose Blood are a flash back to the mid-90's emo scene, but this time the cool kids are the ones who love them. From Canterbury, their debut LP 'I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time' had a massive debut and they are one of the perfect summer rock bands. They're relentless and you'll be able to feel (and probably smell) the passion in The Pit.
3.25pm - Gengahr
We stupidly missed this band at Latitude, don't make the same mistake we made. After Kaleya Baxe featured them on-air earlier this year, our eyes have been focused in amazement as this four-piece have shot from height to height. Following the lead from icons such as The Smiths and Modest Mouse; Felix, Danny, John and Hugh promise a party with their alternative psych pop bangers.
4.00pm - The Cribs
The Cribs landing a Main Stage slot is a success for every fan who's been obsessed with their music since 2002. Their sixth album release this past May ('For All My Sister') featured two of our favourite tracks of the year, 'Burinng For No One' and 'Different Angle'. Think of them as indie rock mixed with pop punk and you're probably spot on. Also, they've been tied to tonight's headliners - The Libertines.
5.10pm - The Maccabees
If we're going to be honest, the rest of your evening should revolve around the Main Stage. This indie rock band released their fourth studio album, 'Marks To Prove It' exactly a month ago, and every song is a triumph. It has been three years since a release from the band, and singles such as 'Marks to Prove It' and 'Kamakura' will make your Essential Reading Playlist by the end of the night.
6.25pm - Jame T
Oh yes, Jamie T is back. After Jamie T's acclaimed release, Kings & Queens, in 2009 (featuring singles Sticks 'n' Stones and The Man's Machine) this indie rocker disappeared from the circuit for 4 years, until July 2014 where he layed three small gigs. New album, Carry on the Grudge, features slow tune Don't You Find as well as rockier Zombie and Rabbit Hole. Expect a mosh pit.
8pm - Kendrick Lamar
This is a controversial booking for Reading, but the response from his Leeds performance on Friday called his set 'triumphant'. The rapper made his major label debut in 2012 and has recently picked up two Grammy Awards for single 'i' transforming him from underground cult hero to mainstream rap superstar. If you aren't into Kendrick, try Blonde on the Dance Stag from 6.55pm to 7.40pm, it'll equally be a treat.
9.55pm - The Libertines
The world shook when Reading announced The Libertines as their final headliner. Returning to the festival since their triumphant reunion at the 2010 edition of the event, they have new material and a new album as well. When Pete, Carl, John and Gary performed at the festival in 2004, their self-titled second album hit Number 1 immediately. Think of this more as a homecoming.
After The Libertines, process for the moment that fact that you missed Frank Turner's solo set and then make your way to the Alternative Stage for DJ sets from an amazing line-up, including The Kooks' Hugh Harris. Party the night away, you can sleep in the car journey back tomorrow!
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