“Reading was our 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 insititution like that was amazing.” – Sam Fogarino of Interpol on their first 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 bands 2006 festival performance.