Hold Steady Carling Weekend: Reading Festival set in jeopardy?

Carling stage runs into timetable trouble

I Was A Cub Scout‘s set at the Carling Stage was dramatically shortened this afternoon (August 26), and the power almost pulled.

Speaking to NME.COM after their performance, which saw the tent packed to capacity, singer Todd Marriott revealed the crowd were told The Hold Steady‘s set would be in jeopardy if I Was A Cub Scout continued to play.

He said: “All the bands were running over time. So we cut out two songs, which we were fine with and then they tried to make us cut out a third one but we just thought ‘fuck it’ and kept playing.

“Then someone onstage and took the mike from our drummer and said to the crowd, ‘If you don’t want the headliners to be cut short then this band are going to have to stop playing’ but everyone booed him. Then he tried to pull the power but our manager stopped him.”

However, the incident did not dampen the band’s spirits, as their high continued after crowds flocked to see them play.

“We don’t feel like we’re a band of hype at the moment so we were really glad people came to see us,” Marriott said.

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