Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has threatened to visit Reading Festival’s on-site funfair after the band’s headline set tonight (August 27).
Speaking to bandmate Anthony Kiedis during the band’s performance on the main stage, Flea said: “I want to ride the spinning ride after the show and vomit all over myself and everyone.”
The on-stage banter grew even saltier from there, with Flea asking Kiedis when he had last “shit his pants”. Kiedis replied by saying “not for a while”.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ headline set at Little John’s Farm included renditions of the crowd-pleasing hits ‘Dani California’, ‘Californication’, ‘Under The Bridge’ and ‘By The Way’. They took to the main stage after Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons, who treated fans to a cover of Blur’s ‘Song 2’ during their set.
Meanwhile, Slaves dedicated their cover of ‘Shutdown’ to Boy Better Know during a secret set at Reading earlier tonight. The Tunbridge Wells duo had performed on the Main Stage earlier in the day, but appeared again on the BBC Introducing Stage at 7:15pm to play a handful of older songs and the Skepta cover.
Yesterday EDM duo Jack Ü debuted their eagerly-anticipated collaboration with Florence and the Machine during their set at Reading Festival. The track, reportedly titled ‘Constellations Around My Heart’, has since made its way online.
Also last night, Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence joined Foals on stage during the Oxford band’s headline set. Foals closed out the Friday night of the festival with one of their oldest songs ‘Two Steps Twice’, enlisting Lawrence to help drummer Jack Bevan with the percussion.