Reading Festival 2016 – Friday Highlights!

August 27, 2016

It’s Friday, it’s Reading Festival 2016, it’s hot as balls. Do we really need an introduction to this review? Let’s skip the formalities and dive into the highlights of the first day.

Written by Andy Vale.
Twitter: @AndyVale

Frank Turner

Opening up the festival with his 10th appearance in a row (a record btw), Frank is less of a musician and more of a manic preacher at the altar of the main stage emphatically evangelising about a belief in rock & roll under a clear blue August sky. Having clocked up just under 2000 shows, Frank has some stories to tell, which he does in boisterously joyous fashion. None more so than his ode to the bottom-rung, ‘The Ballad Of Me And My Friends’. Diving into the crowd, shirt & tie drenched in sweat, he closes the set with ‘Four Simple Words’ that whip up movement, romance, and a festival that Frank was born to conquer.