The Cribs rock Carling Weekend: Reading Festival

Plus all the latest news from the festival site

The Cribs have rocked the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival main stage this afternoon (August 26) with new songs.

Although the band played a set mainly culled from their ‘New Fellas’ album, they included two new tracks including ‘Mens Needs, Womens Needs, Whatever’.

The Wakefield trio, who last year played in a tent, were evidently feeling the strangeness of playing the main stage.


Ryan Jarman told the audience: “I’m not used to playing to a big crowd, it’s weird!”

Earlier in the day The Maccabees drew a huge crowd to the Carling Stage for their early slot.

Playing a to packed crowd, the who are set to hit the road later this year on NME‘s 02 Rock N Roll Riot Tour played high-rated singles ‘X-Ray’, ‘Latchmere’ and ‘Precious Time’.

Meanwhile Plan B performed an angry set on he NME/ Radio 1 Tent.

Emerging to the strains of Cliff Richard‘s Summer Holiday, his set included Kidz.

The rapper also dropped live favourite, ‘Missing Links’ which sampled Radioheads ‘Pyramid Song’.


Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals for full coverage from both sites of the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals including news, pictures and blogs, and check out next week’s issue of NME ‘ out August 30 ‘ for the ultimate festival review.