“Reading was the first well-known festival we played and I remember seeing all these people I’d only ever been able to appreciate at a distance. I was running around, introducing myself to all these people. Before that, I’d only read about Reading as a young music fan, so to be involved with something that’s an institution like that was amazing.”
Sam Fogarino from Interpol on their first Reading Festival appearance
“It’s a great buzz! Last year, it was amazing because we let off some fireworks and exploding ticker tape at the end of our set. I like to think it mirrored the action on stage”
Paul Smith of Maximo Park on the band’s 2006 festival performance.
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