Reading Festival boss blames ‘connectivity’ failure for Kings Of Leon headline slot

Kings' performance was much-criticised by fans

Reading Festival boss Melvin Benn has spoken about last month’s Kings Of Leon headline slot at the event, which was much-criticised by fans.

Many NME.COM users posted messages online outlining their dissatisfaction with the performance, with drummer Nathan Followill in turn having a pop at fans for their attitude to his band during the show through Twitter.

“The performance was flawless,” Benn told NME.COM, “but the connectivity between the band and audience wasn’t as good as it could have been. The connectivity with the audience in Leeds was incredible.

“It’s an incredibly strange one. They can’t put their finger on it, we can’t put our finger on it. Watching Kings Of Leon isn’t hit or miss. It isn’t likely that the band take the stage and you have no idea whether it’s going to be the best performance in the world or the worst performance in the world.

“The truth is, musically, it was flawless.”