Marmaduke Duke headlined the Festival Republic stage at Reading Festival tonight (August 28) in impressive attire.
Led by Biffy Clyro‘s Simon Neil and Sucioperro‘s JP Reid, the duo belted out a 45-minute set drawing from material from their two albums.
Neil and Reid performed as their alter-egos (The Atmosphere and The Dragon, respectively) throughout the gig, and were joined onstage by The Duke, who acted as the band’s Bez-like mascot.
Dressed in leather gimp masks and medieval fancy dress, they careered through their set and said little to the audience, though much of the crowd chanted “Duke” over and over in between songs.
The best received tracks included ‘Everybody Dance’ and ‘Heartburn’.
Marmaduke Duke played:
‘A Conspiracy And A Devil’
‘Skin The Mofo Alive’
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