Reading 2005


“We got to see Arcade Fire a couple of years ago from the side of the stage and it was a really religious experience watching them. I’ve never seen a band get the crowd going so much. Everyone was singing and having a great time, so I’m definitely looking forward to doing that again.”

Ben Johnston from Biffy Clyro on their favourite artist at Reading Festival.

“Probably the last time that Babyshambles played actually. Pete kindly decided to donate the drum kit to the audience. I think we ended up being banned so I don’t quite know why we’re playing again but it’s nice to be let back. Obviously, it made playing Leeds the next day a bit difficult. We were fine though – we made instruments out of old boxes and rubber bands and things. No, we borrowed some stuff from other bands who reluctantly got us out of that situation”

Adam Ficek from Babyshambles on their Reading Festival memories.

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