Passion Pit feel ‘the love’ at Reading Festival

Boston band get NME/Radio 1 Stage bouncing

Passion Pit felt “the love” as they played the final day (August 30) of this year’s Reading Festival.

Playing the NME/Radio 1 Stage, the audience showed no sign of tiredness after three days at the event, bouncing along to the Boston band.

With the tent filled, the band seemed touched by the reaction they inspired. “It feels like there’s a lot of love in this little tent,” declared frontman Michael Angelakos.


Dedicating ‘Little Secrets’ to fans chanting the band’s name, the group encouraged the crowd to go “apeshit” to the likes of ‘To Kingdom Comes’ and ‘Better Things’Angelakos ended the latter by jumping down from the stage to high-five the front row.

The band then encouraged the crowd to singalong with them on set-closer ‘The Reeling’.

Passion Pit played:

‘Make Light’
‘I’ve Got Your Number’
‘Let Your Love Grow Tall’
‘Little Secrets’
‘To Kingdom Come’
‘Better Things’
‘Smile Upon You’
‘The Reeling’

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