The Carling Weekend gets off to an amazing start down south - but the weather's a bit grim...

GOLDIE LOOKIN’ CHAIN were joined onstage by NME’s very own TIM JONZE as they kicked the READING leg of the CARLING WEEKEND today (August 27).

The Welsh rap outfit, who scored a Top Three hit last week with ’Guns Don’t Kill People, Rappers Do’, cheered up the punters already caked in mud after a night of torrential rain.

Jonze joined the guys for the set closer ’You’re Mother’s Got A Penis’, wearing the requisite shellsuit from Primark and showing off his best dance moves to the massive crowd.


Jonze said: “It was really funny. I thought it couldn’t get any better than being an international video star (he’s in the Killers video for ’All These Things That I’ve Done’) but it did today.”

He added: “I spent the morning trying on trackie bottoms and the nastiest leisurewear you could ever find.”

As well as their big hit, GLC played a host of favourites, including ’Roller Disco’ and ’21 Ounces’ from their forthcoming debut album ’Greatest Hits’.

The Reading site is extremely muddy, and hundreds of festivalgoers have been queuing to buy Wellington boots in the town centre. There is one bit of good news regarding the weather – it’s expected to be sunny on Saturday and Sunday.

Come back to NME.COM for regular updates on the Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds and all the latest festival news and gossip.


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