Klaxons close Reading Festival 2010 with spiritual comeback

Band celebrate Top 10 album on NME/Radio 1 Stage

Klaxons made a spiritual homecoming as they closed the Reading Festival 2010 tonight (August 29).

The band headlined the NME/Radio 1 Stage, which they admitted was an honour, after attending the event as fans in the past.

Speaking to NME before taking to the stage, Simon Taylor-Davis praised the event’s history.

“I was 15 when I first came here and had my first musical experiences here,” he explained. “I was part of a stage invasion when Ikara Colt played here. It’s such a great festival.”

The event had previously marked a breakthrough for the band when they had played the Festival Republic Stage as a new band, and James Righton explained that topping the bill was special, saying: “It’s just overwhelming to headline.”

The band also used the occasion to mark their album ‘Surfing The Void’ charting in the Top 10, playing a selection of songs from the record.

Klaxons played:

‘As Above So Below’
‘Same Space’
‘Gravity’s Rainbow’
‘Golden Skans’
‘Twin Flames’
‘Two Receivers’
‘Valley Of The Calm Trees’
‘Future Memories’
‘It’s Not Over Yet’
‘Surfing The Void’
‘Atlantis To Interzone’

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