Band trigger the first NME/Radio 1 Stage singalong of this year's event

Frankie And The Heartstrings kicked off proceedings on the NME/Radio 1 Stage as the 2010 Reading Festival got underway this afternoon (August 27).

The group were beefed up by new guitarist Mick Ross as bandmember Pete Gofton concentrates on production.

“Are you ready to kick out the jams, Reading?” singer Frankie Francis asked the crowd as he took the stage.

Barely pausing to fit as much as they could into their early slot, the band included the likes of ‘Want You Back’ and ‘Hunger’.

Concluding with ‘Fragile’, as the sun threatened to break over the festival site, frontman Francis wished the crowd a “great rest of the weekend” as they in return swayed along with their hands in the air to the torch song.

Frankie And The Heartstrings played:

‘That Postcard’
‘Want You Back’

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