Vampire Weekend big up Rage Against The Machine

Ivy leaguers get the crowd singing at Reading Festival

Vampire Weekend packed out the NME/ Radio 1 Tent at the Reading Festival tonight (August 22), playing a hit-laden set that went down a storm with the huge crowd.

First song ‘Mansard Roof’ had the entire audience singing along, much to frontman Ezra Koenig‘s joy.

Then, as the band launched into ‘White Sky’, the singer abandoned his guitar to sing with his hands behind his back.


The band then played fan-favourites ‘A-Punk’, ‘One (Blake’s Got A New Face)’ and ‘I Stand Corrected’. Recent single ‘Oxford Comma’ drew the biggest cheer from the crowd.

The US four-piece kept the stage talk to a minimum during their set, but Koenig promised that the band would be back at the Reading And Leeds Festivals next year, and advised the crowd to watch tonight’s Main Stage headliners.

“We’re gonna be back again next year, that’s for sure,” he said. “Now, enjoy Rage Against The Machine tonight!”

Vampire Weekend played:

‘Mansard Roof’



‘Cape Cod Kwassa’


‘White Sky (D/I)’



‘One (Blake’s Got A New Face)’

‘I Stand Corrected’

‘Kids Don’t Stand A Chance’

‘Oxford Comma’


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