Friday the 26th august, 2016. The first day of reading festival, the bank holiday weekend was off to an explosive start.

This year it didn’t rain as much, well it did a little but nothing compared to the previous years. The sun was beating down on everyone’s back, the main stage was literally glistening in the sunlight. Picturesque to say the least.

The very first band I saw that weekend was the magnificent CHVRCHES. In the short amount of time they’ve been in the music scene, only since 2011 (can you believe it!) they’ve come such a long way and achieved enormous amounts. Currently raising a metaphorical toast to them, in continuing to grace our ears and giving us something to bop along too whilst glugging back a nice cold Somersby.
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Lauren, the lead vocalist continued to look stunning throughout their set, instead of the sweaty mess the crowd was. I can only put it down to that she has superhuman powers that stop her from sweating, or that she has adjusted to performing on stage with electric atmosphere and grown use to it. I think it’s probably the latter.

“RIP HARAMBE!” was exclaimed during their live performance, the crowd roared back in solidarity. There was endless flags and banners throughout reading festival supporting our king, taken too soon. Dicks out for Harambe.
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Their set list compiled a mixture of their songs from all 3 of their albums. They included well known, loved songs such as “The Mother We Share”, “Warning Call”, “Leave a Trace” and “Bury It”. They sounded exactly like they do on their songs, actually, scratch that, they sounded even better and gave the audience an energetic kick start to the weekend. 

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