An Alternative Guide to Reading Festival 2019: Sunday

21 August 2019

Here's our guide to the unearthed gems in Sunday's line-up at Reading Festival
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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.

We’ve got you sorted for Friday and Saturday too!

Kid Kapichi

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It’s Sunday and you’ve had your fill of landfill indie, pop powerhouses and chart superstars and now you’re looking for something a little more raw and real. If this sounds like you, then head to the BBC Introducing stage at 6:35pm. Sounding like a mix between The Clash, Slaves and recent tour mate Frank Carter, Kid Kapichi will bring the socially conscious raw punk you’re after.

Listen out for: 2019, Glitterati and Revolver

For fans of: Slaves, The Streets and IDLES.

Hot Milk

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Hot Milk bring their emo-tinged power-pop to The Pit/Lock Up stage at 1:35pm. If you like sad songs in major keys with infectious melodies then do not miss out on the Manchester based band.

Listen out for: Wide Awake, Awful Ever After and Are You Feeling Alive?

For fans of: My Chemical Romance, All Time Low and Fall Out Boy

The Mysterines

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The Mysterines are your favourite band who you’ve just not had the good fortune of hearing yet. Closing the BBC Introducing stage at 7:20pm, the liverpudlians are a perfect way to say goodbye to another year at Reading. With a sound reminiscent of 80s american indie-punk, a la The Replacements, The Mysterines are the high-energy, pounding three-piece needed to round off a fantastic year.

Listen out for: Take Control, Hormone and Gasoline

For fans of: The Replacements, The Ramones and Talking Heads

Stand Atlantic

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If you enjoyed Hot Milk on The Pit/Lock Up stage, stick around for Stand Atlantic. Like the aforementioned, Stand Atlantic bring big choruses, catchy melodies and lyrical melancholy. They’ll bring the pop punk party to your Sunday at Reading.

Listen out for: Lavender Bones, Skinny Dipping and Bullfrog

For fans of: Neck Deep, Blink 182 and All Time Low


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If you’re after blues influenced gloom indie pop, CHILDCARE are the band for you. Formed in 2016, the band who play the BBC Radio 1 stage at 12:45pm, will bring gritty riffs and hip-hop influenced beats.

Listen out for: Sugarcane, Dust and Film Club

For fans of: Black Keys, Queens Of The Stone Age and Foals

Milk Teeth

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Fans of 90s grunge and pop-punk will not want to miss Milk Teeth who open the Main Stage at 12:00pm. Milk Teeth merge the two genres with aplomb and will have you banging your head from start to finish, warming you up good and proper for your last day in the festival grounds.

Listen out for: Owning Your Okayness, Stain and Brickwork

For fans of: Nirvana, Green Day and Feeder