Reading Festival 2023 was an unforgettable experience, offering a diverse lineup that catered to a broad spectrum of musical tastes. Whether you want to relive the excitement or discover what you missed out on, you’ve come to the right place.
The festival kicked off with a captivating performance by the London-based sensation, The Last Dinner Party, on the Festival Republic Stage. Their enchanting set not only set the tone for the weekend but also left a distinct mark on the hearts of all in attendance.
Drum and bass virtuoso Hedex took the R1 Dance stage by storm with a mesmerising set. His unwavering energy, exceptional mixing skills, and top-tier production created an unforgettable spectacle.
Foals, the genre-blurring band known for their captivating live shows, headlined with a thrilling set dedicated to potential future headliners in the crowd. Closing with ‘What Went Down’ and ‘Two Steps Twice,’ they left the audience in awe, capping the night with electrifying intensity and anthemic brilliance. Foals’ performance will be a lasting memory for all, serving as an inspiring moment for potential future headliners in the audience.
Knucks, the Kilburn rapper, is a guiding force, steering the UK rap in a direction uniquely his own. He connects with his fans in a manner that transcends the conventional role-model status, eliminating. Knucks exudes a captivating charisma, inviting his fans to engage with his music on a profound level. This was evident during his main stage performance at Reading Festival 2023, where he led the way and left an indelible mark on the audience.
Holly Humberstone‘s set was nothing short of mesmerising, filled with memorable moments. The performance reached its crescendo with ‘Vanilla,’ a song that delivered a captivating chorus that could rival ‘Superbloodmoon’ as the highlight of the set. With lyrics like “I could go on and on and on and on and on, but the truth is: I have my best nights without you!” The audience felt the raw emotional power of her music. Humberstone’s ability to convey such heartfelt sentiment through her music made her set at Reading Festival a true standout experience.
“What’s up Reading?” drawls the indie luminary, Mr. Brandon Flowers. “You know they used to call this festival Reading Rock? Well, we’re turning back the clock tonight” The Killers invited us to a place of profound musical devotion during their second R&L headline performance, embodying Flowers’ vision of a masterful showcase by true rock titans. It crowned off an unforgettable saturday.
Hundreds of dedicated Billie Eilish fans gathered eagerly at the entry gates, their excitement palpable as they braved the early morning hours. With a shared determination, they surged towards the main stage, setting the tone for a day filled with anticipation. As the artist’s headline set loomed.
Before the evening commenced, the masters of energising a lively crowd, Don Broco mesmerised with their stunning, pyrotechnic-laden production and amped-up renditions of hits like ‘Gum Shield’ and ‘Bruce Willis.’ The audience joins in, spontaneously performing the renowned “Bedford Helicopter” as they bask in the glory of the ultimate anthem, ‘The T-Shirt Song.’ Don Broco’s performance at Reading Festival is akin to a vibrant array of rock entertainment
As the festival’s grand finale, Billie Eilish took the stage with an unmatched intensity. Her chart-topping hit ‘Bad Guy’ electrified the crowd, but it was her magnum opus and closing masterpiece, ‘Happier Than Ever,’ that left an indelible mark. Accompanied by a dazzling display of fireworks, Eilish’s presence was simply magnetic, captivating every single person in the audience. It became abundantly clear that, in that moment, there was no distraction or diversion – the entire sea of festival-goers was wholly entranced by the ethereal Billie Eilish, savoring the extraordinary climax of the festival.