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An Alternative Guide to Reading Festival 2019: Saturday
20 August 2019
Here's our guide to the unearthed gems in Saturday's line-up at Reading Festival
If you’re heading to Reading Festival at the weekend and you want to discover some new talent, want a unique experience or are just intimidated by the large crowds, these are the bands you cannot miss away from the mainstream.
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If you’ve had your fill of indie and pop tunes and you’re looking for something a little faster, heavier and more destructive, head to The Pit/Lock Up stage at 2:00pm for hardcore upstarts Higher Power. Be prepared for whiplash, bruised ribs and a fucking good time in the pits.
For fans of: Turnstile, Minor Threat and Black Flag
Fans of mid 00’s indie will fall in love with FEET who rock the BBC Introducing stage on Saturday. Sounding like a mix of The Strokes, Foals and early Kings Of Leon, FEET are sure to light up your day and get you moving.
For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Kings Of Leon
LION closes off your Saturday at the BBC Introducing stage with her thick, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll that’ll get your head banging. If you’re a fan of big riffs and sing-along choruses, this is not a set you’re going to want to miss.
For fans of: The Black Keys, The White Stripes and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Sophie and the Giants
Sophie and the Giants are a band teetering on the brink of superstardom, with intensely infectious grooves and instantly memorable choruses they are sure to be a household name in the coming years.
For fans of: Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine and Everything Everything
Bleached are the gritty garage punk trio you’ve been waiting for. Hitting up the Festival Republic stage at 4:40pm, they’ll keep you perked up through mid-afternoon in preparation for the later headliners.
For fans of: The Misfits, The Ramones and The Replacements
Plying their trade since 2017, having formed in Cambridge, Sports Team bring their 90s tinged power pop to the Festival Republic Stage at 6:40pm. Sports Team’s set is sure to be a sweaty stomper that will get you moving and shaking.
For fans of: Blur, Kaiser Chiefs and Talking Heads
If you’re feeling the effects of Friday night and are looking for a way to sweat it out, Queen Zee have you covered. Jump in the pits and mosh out to the band who Iggy Pop described as ‘strange, dirty and weird’. Queen Zee open the Pit/Lock Up stage at 1:05pm.
For fans of: Sex Pistols, Black Flag and The Stooges