Band Of Horses: ‘Reading Festival security guards are awesome!’

Seattle band heap praise on festival security during NME/Radio 1 Stage show

Band Of Horses paid tribute to the Reading Festival security teams during their NME/Radio 1 Stage set today (August 29).

Playing to a heaving tent with a fair share of hardcore fans in attendance, frontman Ben Bridwell noticed the amount of audience members climbing over each other to get a better view and commented on it before playing ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’.

“These security guys are awesome,” he said. “They’re letting people stand on each other’s shoulders. Everybody’s so nice! Let’s have a hand for these guys, yeah?”


Earlier in the set Bridwell also made reference to the changeable weather on site, which has turned from drizzle into glorious sunshine.

“Are you guys having a nice time at the festival this weekend? Have any of you cracked outside yet?” he joked.

Band Of Horses played:

‘For Annabelle’
‘Weed Party’
‘Islands On The coast’
‘Is There A Ghost’
‘Nw. Apt’
‘General Specific’
‘No One’s Gonna Love You’
‘The Funeral’
‘Good Man’

NME is coming live from both sites at Reading And Leeds Festivals this weekend. Head to NME.COM/festivals for full coverage including news, reviews, videos and picture galleries.

Plus make sure you buy next week’s issue of NME to get the definitive review of Reading And Leeds Festivals, either on UK newsstands from September 1 or digitally worldwide.

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