Band perform hits from their Mercury Prize debut 'An Awesome Wave' and 'This Is All Yours'
Alt-J warmed up for Reading Festival headliners Mumford and Sons tonight (August 28), performing a set which drew from their 2012 Mercury Prize winning debut ‘An Awesome Wave’ and 2014 follow-up ‘This Is All Yours’.
The four-piece performed an hour set on the Main Stage which saw them cloaked in smoke and a dazzling light show.
Kicking off with Miley Cyrus-sampling ‘Hunger Of The Pine’, the band played two tracks from their debut before they brought in second album single ‘Left-Hand Free’.
The band, who were returning to the festival for a third time, said very little throughout their set other than when keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton admitted he was humbled by the size of the crowd, early on.
“It’s amazing to be back at Reading. Wow,” he said.
Alt-J performed a number of singles from their debut including ‘Matilda’ and ‘Tessellate’ before they brought the show to a close with ‘Nara’ and ‘Breezeblocks’.
“Well Reading that went really really fast, we’ve had so much fun,” added Unger-Hamilton. “We’ll see you again.”
‘Hunger Of The Pine’
‘Left Hand Free’
‘Bloodflood Pt. 2’
‘Every Other Freckle’
Keep checking NME for all the action from across the stages this evening.