Los Campesinos! slate The Ting Tings at Reading Festival

Welsh band lead crowd into chant against their Manchester rivals

Los Campesinos! used their appearance on the Festival Republic tent at Reading Festival today (August 23) to launch an attack on The Ting Tings.

Although the Welsh band’s set clashed with The Ting Tings, frontman Gareth Campesinos! didn’t seem to mind, saying:

“For the last six months it’s been my dream to play a where there are no Ting Tings fans.

“I think this is the night, because they’re on over there [NME/Radio 1 Stage] and we’re here [Festival Republic].”

After he finished the statement, the crowd united into singing a “Fuck you Ting Tings” chant, to the obvious pleasure of the beaming band – who also joined in.

After playing an energetic set that drew from both of the band’s albums, as well as rarer tracks from their EPs, Gareth Campesinos! ended their set by leaping into the crowd to sing final song ‘Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks’.

Los Campesinos! played:

‘Broken Heart Beats Sound Like Breakbeats’

‘Don’t Tell Me to Do the Math(s)’

‘Death To Los Campesinos!’


‘The International Tweexcore Underground’

‘My Year In Lists’

‘Y! M! D!’

‘Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks’

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