Bloc Party – ‘We’re following in Foo Fighters’ footsteps’

The band are playing Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds ten years after coming as fans for the first time...

BLOC PARTY are celebrating headlining the NME / RADIO 1 STAGE at CARLING WEEKEND: LEEDS tonight – ten years after first coming to the festival as fans.

Bassist Gordon Moakes told NME.COM that he’s proud that his band are headlining the tent at this year’s festivals, a decade to the day after he saw Sunday night Main Stage headliners Foo Fighters play the same slot.

The Foos’ gig in 1995 has gone down in Reading Festival history as one of the all-time best – with so many fans trying to cram in the set was repeatedly halted.

He told NME.COM: “I realised today that ten years ago in 1995 was my first Reading and Foo Fighters headlined the same stage we’re playing this weekend. Now, ten years to the day we’re doing it.”

The band’s set also saw the UK live premiere of brand new single ’Two More Years’, which isn’t released until October.

The set ran:

‘Like Eating Glass’

‘Positive Tension’


‘Blue Light’

‘She’s Hearing Voices’

‘This Modern Love’

‘Two More Years’


‘Little Thoughts’


‘So Here We Are’


After Leeds Bloc Party head south for an appearance at the Carling Weekend: Reading festival on Sunday (August 28), then in September return to North America for more dates.

They return to the UK in October for a tour to coincide with the release of ’Two More Years’.