We Are Scientists join Mystery Jets onstage at Reading Festival

Blaine Harrison makes live return on NME/Radio 1 Stage

Mystery Jets made a live comeback in the NME/Radio 1 Tent this afternoon (August 23), playing to a packed-out crowd, helped along by We Are ScientistsKeith Murray.

Bar a low-key warm-up at the London Barfly on Thursday (August 21), it was the Eel Pie Island band’s first live show since frontman Blaine Harrison left hospital after a spate of illness, forcing the band to cancel various gigs and festival shows.

Harrison and co were quickly welcomed back, with the audience yelling the hook to ‘Half In Love With Elizabeth’ back to the band early in the set.


Then the We Are Scientists frontman came onstage and added vocals to ‘Diamonds In The Dark’, much to the crowd’s delight, sharing guitarist Kai Fish‘s microphone.

The band requested that fans swayed their arms above their heads for slowie ‘Flakes’, while their recent hit ‘Two Doors Down’ induced a mass singalong, before the four-piece closed their set with ‘Zootime’.

“We’ve been away for a long time but it’s great to be back,” Harrison said before heading offstage.

Mystery Jets played:


‘Half In Love With Elizabeth’


‘Diamonds In The Dark’

‘Young Love’

‘Hand Me Down’


‘Veiled In Grey’

‘Two Doors Down’

‘Behind The Bunhouse’


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