Reading 2014: The Ultimate Review

Paramore, QOTSA, Blink 182 and a huge supporting cast bring the summer festival season to a close


Queens Of The Stone Age - Main Stage

“It’s all played with the sort of effortless cool Josh Homme and his cohorts have become renowned for…”

Paramore - Main Stage

“Pretty soon, they won’t even need to co-headline. The top billing is theirs for the taking…”

Enter Shikari - Main Stage

“If their upwards trajectory carries on at this pace it’s not hard to imagine them topping the bill one day…”

Twin Atlantic - NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage

“Every word is sung back, hands are in the air and the quartet looks amazed at the reaction…”

Gerard Way - NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage

“Gerard Way’s presence makes the world of music a much brighter place…”

Brody Dalle - Lock Up Stage

“When you’re as cool as Brody you can command an entire room with just a look…”


Of Mice And Men - The Pit

“They look and sound huge: so huge in they may have already outgrown this tent…”

Architects, While She Sleeps - The Pit

“Not only a highlight of the weekend, but for Architects as a whole…”

Issues - The Pit

“Tyler Carter has more in common with Nick and Aaron Carter than Frank Carter, yet his band are third from the top of the bill of the heaviest tent at Reading…”

Royal Blood, Marmozets, Lonely The Brave - NME/BBC Radio 1 stage

“Destroying the stage as they leave, this was a statement of intent from Marmozets…”


BLINK 182 - Main Stage

“With arguably one of, if not the best, back catalogues of hits of any band playing this weekend, and thousands of people here to see them it would be very difficult for Blink 182 to mess up their headline set closing Reading 2014…”

A Day To Remember, You Me At Six - Main Stage

“Today ADTR make a serious case for being one of the best rock bands in the world…”

Mongol Horde, Letlive., Every Time I Die - Lock Up Stage

”[ETID frontman} Keith Buckley remains a beacon of coolness amongst the chaos unfolding around him…”

Young Guns, Sleeping With Sirens

“Taking to the stage in sunglasses, vocalist and teen heartthrob Kellin Quinn’s arrival results in several thousand girls screaming in unison…”

Augustines - Festival Republic Stage

“What the tent lacked in people, Augustines more than make up for with pure passion…”