Reading Festival 2016 – Saturday Highlights

August 28, 2016

A hangover is a coward’s way out, Supajam dives into day two. These were our top 5 acts:

Written by Andy Vale. Twitter @AndyVale


The reason Skindred still occupy a main stage berth at festivals and a rabid following is because despite going for almost 20 years, their sound is still as urgent as ever. Their reggae and metal fusion is more than just a USP, it’s a genuinely thrilling hybrid of styles that sounds unquestionably natural in practice. ‘Sound The Siren’ from last year’s Volume album tears across the field and gets thousands bouncing, showing that blood is still flowing fresh through Skindred’s creativity. Dust rises the crowd from the circle-pit that ‘Nobody’ kicks up, and through the translucent cloud Benji emerges playing something “more satanic and evil than Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot, and Marilyn Manson”… Bieber – Sorry. It only lasts one verse & chorus, it’s an easy dig but unexpectedly amusing.