Fans pack out the tent in anticipation of their set
Bombay Bicycle Club packed out Reading Festival‘s Festival Republic tent tonight (August 28), with many fans rushing to the front barriers as they took to the stage.
The band had earlier teased the audience by setting up their own equipment while the crowd were waiting after The Big Pink‘s set had finished.
They stoked the frenzied atmosphere even more by waving and clapping in the fans’ direction as they set up. Even before the band had come onstage to start their set properly, fans were chanting “BBC” over and over.
With the tent heaving, Bombay Bicycle Club finally entered the stage to play their set – to mass audience applause.
Showcasing tracks from debut album ‘I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose’, the band won over the audience instantly with a fast-paced version of ‘How Are You?’.
A double whammy of ‘Open House’ and ‘Down On The Ground’ caused further scenes of havoc among the audience, with those in the middle of the crowd forming a large circle moshpit and pushing each other into it.
Before playing ‘Evening/Morning’, frontman Jack Steadman remarked, “It’s good to see you again” to the audience, adding that this is the third year in a row that Bombay Bicycle Club have played Reading Festival.
The band ended their set with a mass singalong to album favourite ‘Cancel On Me’.
Bombay Bicycle Club played:
‘How Are You?’
‘Dust On The Ground’
‘Always Like This’
‘Cancel On Me’
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