There were hundreds of bands playing across seven stages at this weekend’s Reading festival. Too much to really know where to begin when it comes to watching it back, or checking in on some new stuff, so that’s where we come in. We’ve already picked out some of the best performances from Friday and Saturday for your viewing pleasure, but Sunday still had more than its fair share of highlights. So, if you’re cruising through some of the best bits, or just getting home smelling of firewood and Tuborg (other warm lagers are available) and just wanting to relive it all again, here’s five standout performances from Sunday. Sit back, and relax:
Biffy Clyro – ‘Mountains’
So Green Day were great, Eminem was solid (not that viewers at home could tell, because it wasn’t broadcast) but Biffy… Well, Biffy have been working for over a decade to finally play this one gig. You could tell just how much it meant to them.
Phoenix – ‘Entertainment’
There was a tres bon turnout for the french pop-rockers headlining the NME Radio 1 Stage. And this jewel, from their latest album ‘Bankrupt!’, was a sparkling highlight. Magnifique.
Disclosure – ‘You And Me’
Not only was Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor pissed off that the festival organisers allegedly (he claims) wouldn’t let him play with his full production, but to rub salt in his wounds, Disclosure went and took his crowd, too. There were almost as many people outside the NME tent as inside trying to watch the Lawrence brothers. Buzzin’.
Haim – ‘Falling’
A band as fun-loving as Haim were always going to lap up the British festivals, but Reading really was the icing on the cake of their successful summer. Worth a watch for Este’s bass-face alone.
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Childhood – ‘Solemn Skies’
Newcomers Childhood played a bunch of shows at Reading and Leeds, but this snippet from the BBC Introducing Stage showcases just what promise the London band has.
So there you have it, our favourite tracks from day three of Reading Festival 2013 in a nutshell. Relive the electric Friday and Saturday highlights below.