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Jake Bugg plays secret show at Reading Festival

Troubadour performs a six song acoustic set on the BBC Introducing stage

Jake Bugg plays secret show at Reading Festival

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Jake Bugg played a secret acoustic set at Reading Festival this afternoon (August 23) on the BBC Introducing stage.

Billed as a special guest, BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens introduced the Nottingham-born troubadour to the stage at 2.40pm. Bugg played a six song set featuring tracks from his 2012 self-titled debut and its 2013 follow-up 'Shangri-La' ahead of his slot on the Main Stage before headliners Arctic Monkeys this evening.

Kicking off with 'Me And You' on acoustic guitar, he followed it up with 'There's A Beast And We All Feed It' before he got the crowd singing for 'Trouble Town'.

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Bugg kept chat to a minimum throughout his short set as he veered into 'Strange Creatures' before ramping up proceedings with hit singles 'Slumville Sunrise' and 'Lightning Bolt', which saw the crowd singing along.

Jake Bugg played:

'Me And You'
'There's A Beast And We All Feed It'
'Trouble Town'
'Strange Creatures'
'Slumville Sunrise'
'Lightning Bolt'


Bugg will later perform on the Main Stage at 8.05pm tonight. Further performances will come from Arctic Monkeys, Foster The People, The Hives, Imagine Dragons, Bombay Bicycle Club and Chvrches later today.

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