The Enemy get Reading Festival crowd singing

Although Tom Clarke has to dodge bottles on Main Stage

The Enemy gave the Main Stage crowd at the Reading Festival their first mass-singalong this afternoon (August 22) – but the band’s set was marred when a heckler threw a bottle at frontman Tom Clarke shortly before their final song.

Opening their set with debut single ‘Away From Here’, the Coventry trio led the crowd through a set that relied heavily on their 2007 debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’.

The stage, decked out in Union Jack flags and a huge black and white backdrop with the band’s name on it, proved fitting for the socially-conscious trio, although frontman Clarke kept the banter at a minimum during the set.

Album tracks including ‘Pressure’ and ‘Technodanceaphobic’ were received well by the crowd, but the best response came after the band performed a stripped-down, acoustic version of recent single ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’.

After the band paused briefly to dedicate ‘It’s Not OK’ to workers at Peugeot Coventry, a member of the crowd threw a bottle at Clarke, hitting his guitar. The frontman responded by calling the offender a “fucking cunt”, before launching into an impassioned version of the song.

The Enemy played:

‘Away From Here’

’40 Days & 40 Nights’



‘Had Enough’


‘This Song’

‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’

‘It’s Not OK’

‘You’re Not Alone’

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