Klaxons close Reading Festival 2010 with spiritual comeback

Band celebrate Top 10 album on NME/Radio 1 Stage

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Klaxons made a spiritual homecoming as they closed the Reading Festival 2010 tonight (August 29).

The band headlined the NME/Radio 1 Stage, which they admitted was an honour, after attending the event as fans in the past.

Speaking to NME before taking to the stage, Simon Taylor-Davis praised the event's history.

"I was 15 when I first came here and had my first musical experiences here," he explained. "I was part of a stage invasion when Ikara Colt played here. It's such a great festival."

The event had previously marked a breakthrough for the band when they had played the Festival Republic Stage as a new band, and James Righton explained that topping the bill was special, saying: "It's just overwhelming to headline."

The band also used the occasion to mark their album 'Surfing The Void' charting in the Top 10, playing a selection of songs from the record.

Klaxons played:

'Flashover'
'As Above So Below'
'Same Space'
'Gravity's Rainbow'
'Venusia'
'Golden Skans'
'Twin Flames'
'Two Receivers'
'Magick'
'Valley Of The Calm Trees'
'Echoes'
'Future Memories'
'It's Not Over Yet'
'Surfing The Void'
'Atlantis To Interzone'


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