Beth Ditto: ‘We almost missed our Carling Weekend: Reading Festival appearance’

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The Gossip have told NME.COM that they almost missed their Main Stage performance at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival today (August 24).

The band played a memorable set with frontwoman Beth Ditto stripping off, but the singer admitted it almost didn’t happen.

“We barely made the show,” declared Ditto in our video interview. “We jumped out of the bus and onto the stage, I’m not one for punctuality!”

The singer added that despite their bad timekeeping, she has been out and about around the festival site and has discovered The Gossip are particularly popular with the festival goers’ other halves, explaining: “A lot of people say my girlfriend likes your band!”

You can watch the video interview below.

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