While Post Malone may need to brush up on his Spider-Man movie knowledge, the American hip-hop star smashed his debut headline slot following a wildly successful performance earlier on in the day last year.
Only two albums into his career, Austin Richard Post is something of a one man hit factory, firing out back-to-back bangers like ‘Better Now’, ‘Candy Paint’ and ‘Psycho’ like it was no big deal. Meanwhile, earlier songs such as ‘No Flex’ and ‘White Iverson’ transcended their Soundcloud roots, sounding huge on the Main Stage tonight. Highlights of the set included the now classic ‘I Fall Apart’, which got everyone in their feels, and certified summer bop ‘Sunflower’.
It’s a well-known fact that the single most rock star thing anyone can do is smash a guitar, which Posty does with ease at the end of the aptly named single ‘Rockstar’. Both Twenty One Pilots and Post Malone proved tonight that being a rock star is about more than just music. The theatricality and attitude of both acts is fully in-keeping with Reading Festival’s history and future.