Young Guns open Reading Festival by covering headliners Arcade Fire, Guns N’ Roses and Blink-182

High Wycombe band get festival up and running with Main Stage bash

Young Guns kicked off proceedings at Reading Festival today (August 27) by covering headliners Arcade Fire, Guns N’ Roses and Blink-182 during their Main Stage set.

The High Wycombe band played a medley of the covers towards the end of their set, with Arcade Fire‘s ‘Wake Up’ blending into Blink-182‘s ‘Stay Together For The Kids’ and then Guns N’ Roses‘ version of ‘Live And Let Die’.

“That was the stupidest thing ever!” frontman Gustav Wood said, before asking fans to buy a copy of the band’s album ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’.


“Fuck it, it’s good to be here,” Wood screamed before playing ‘Winter Kiss’. He later initiated the crowd to start the first circle pit of the weekend, crowdsurfing his way into it during final song ‘Beneath The Wave’.

Young Guns played:

‘Crystal Clear’
‘Sons Of Apathy’
‘Winter Kiss’
‘Daughter Of The Sea’
‘Wake Up’/’Stay Together For The Kids’/’Live And Let Die’
‘Weight Of The World’
‘Beneath The Wave’

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