Muse compile festival playlist ahead of Reading and Leeds headline sets

Weezer, Sleigh Bells and Noah and the Whale make the trio's Top 10 festival tunes

Dom Howard of Muse has compiled a Top 10 of his favourite festival anthems ahead of his own band’s appearance at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The list is topped by Weezer’s ‘My Name Is Jonas’, and also includes fellow Reading and Leeds Festivals headliners The Strokes.

The Top 10 has been complied in support of the charity ActionAid’s 10th year of work at Reading, and for the Bollocks to Poverty campaign, which is the youth arm of anti-poverty charity.

This weekend ActionAid will be drumming up support at the festival with a series of secret DJ sets from Enter Shikari, The Pigeon Detectives, Bombay Bicycle Club and Simian Mobile Disco.

Anella Wickenden, ActionAid’s youth manager, says of the playlist: “It’s fantastic to get the support of such a great band with such a loyal following. Muse’s playlist is perfect for every festival-goer.”

Muse’s festival playlist is:

‘My Name is Jonas’ – Weezer
‘Closer’ – Nine Inch Nails
‘Riot Rhythm’ – Sleigh Bells
‘Howlin’ For You’ – The Black Keys
‘L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N’ – Noah and The Whale
‘Back in Black’ – AC/DC
‘Make Some Noise’ – Beastie Boys
‘New Low’ – Middle Class Rut
‘Taken for a Fool’ – The Strokes
‘I Can Change’ – LCD Soundsystem

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