Legendary Nirvana set to be screened at Reading And Leeds Festivals

Kurt Cobain and co's 1992 headlining show will get big screen treatment at both sites

Nirvana‘s legendary headlining performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is to be screened at this year’s Reading And Leeds Festivals.

Kurt Cobain and co will get the big screen treatment on the Alternative Stage on the opening night at Leeds and the closing evening at Reading at the August 26-28 event.

The gig, which was considered one of the grunge band’s best, was notorious due to Cobain coming onstage in a wheelchair and wearing a white hospital robe for the duration of the set.

The 27-song set included covers of Boston‘s ‘More Than A Feeling’, Fang‘s ‘The Money Will Roll Right In’ and ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.

Confirming the screening plans to NME, Arts Booker at organiser Festival Republic, Tania Harrison, explained that the original plan was to screen the gig in 3D. Although this idea has now been shelved she suggested it could be looked at again for the 20th anniversary of the set at next year’s festival.

“It was such a legendary performance that so many people haven’t seen – so we had to do it. It was one of those seminal moments that changed everything – which is what Reading‘s all about,” she commented.

The gig was released on an official DVD titled ‘Live At Reading’ in 2009. The release was sanctioned by the remaining members of the band after an unofficial DVD of the show entitled ‘Life Takes No Prisoners’ was released in the same year.