Brighton duo, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, performed a storming set on the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage on Saturday at Reading Festival 2014. The pair played to one of the biggest crowd’s of the weekend in the tent.
Royal Blood drew the biggest crowd of the weekend so far to the NME/Radio 1 tent at their Reading Festival show on Saturday (August 23).
The crowd was spilling out of the tent for the Brighton duo’s early afternoon performance. They previewed material from their self-titled debut album, which is due out on Monday (August 25).
The band, who spoke little to the audience throughout their half hour performance, showcased tracks like ‘Come On Over’ and ‘Figure It Out’ early on, with both garnering huge singalongs from the packed house.
Recent single ‘Little Monster’ saw sections of the audience form circle pits. “I can’t tell you what it means to see so many fucking people here man,” singer and bassist Mike Kerr told the tent after playing the track.
The band ended their set with a frenetic version of debut single ‘Out Of The Black’, before drummer Ben Thatcher downed his sticks and jumped into the front row.
He spent a few minutes in the crowd thanking fans before climbing out and returning to the stage. Mike Kerr stood on stage lapping up the crowd’s applause.
They ended the set by standing on stage and taking a selfie with the heaving crowd in the background.
Royal Blood head to Leeds Festival on Sunday (August 24) with a line-up which also features Jake Bugg, Chvrches, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cage The Elephant and Arctic Monkeys.