[Edited] Reading + Leeds Festival 2014: The Best Performances

 Paramore performing at Reading Festival

Not at Reading or Leeds festival this weekend? No problem. The BBC are streaming lots of the main performances and you can watch highlights from Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Blink, Warpaint, Disclosure, Vampire Weekend… and others.
[PRO SHOT] Paramore – On The Main Stage – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HQ]

If There’s A Future They Got It!
Almost part of the extended Reading + Leeds family, Paramore have been inching their way up the bill of the world famous festivals since their debut appearance on the Radio 1 Lock Up Stage way back in 2006. We’re delighted to see the Tennessee trio take top billing alongside QOTSA, bringing an inexhaustible shipful of energy to close Saturday’s Main Stage at Leeds. Last time we saw them, Hayley, Taylor and Jeremy were warming up the Main Stage as the sun set ahead of The Cure in 2012. Back then the band were making one of their early appearances as a three-piece, giving R+L first listens to live versions of Renegade and Monster amidst a host of classic tracks. In the two years since their fourth album, Paramore has hit the top of the charts around the world, while singles like Still Into You and New have seen the band add daytime radio listeners to their already fervent fanbase. We’ll meet you down the front, expecting anthems that unite thousands, enough energy to bounce us all over the top of the Main Stage, hair that is bright enough to be seen from the back end of the campsite and a landmark set that will go down in the history of Reading + Leeds.

[PRO SHOT] Arctic Monkeys – On The Main Stage – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HQ]

Warpaint – Love Is To Die at Reading 2014


[PRO SHOT] Arctic Monkeys – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HD]

Jake Bugg – Reading and Leeds Festival 2014 on the Main Stage

Blink-182 – Live at the Reading Festival, 2010 (Full BBC Coverage)

The 1975 – Settle Down (Leeds Festival 22/08/2014)

The 1975 are an English indie rock band formed based in Manchester. The group consists of Matt Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums, backing vocals) and Ross MacDonald (bass). They have released four EPs, while their self-titled debut album was released on 2 September 2013 through Dirty Hit/Polydor. The album debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart on 8 September 2013. The band have toured internationally and also played the 2014 Coachella festival.

[PRO SHOT] Queens Of The Stone Age – Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 [HD]

Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn at Glastonbury 2014

[PRO SHOT] Vampire Weekend – On The Main Stage – Reading & Leeds Festival


Best Concerts at Lollapalooza 2014



Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and its revival in 2003, the festival toured North America. In 2004, the festival organizers decided to expand the dates to two days per city, however poor ticket sales forced the 2004 tour to be cancelled. In 2005, Farrell and the William Morris Agency partnered up with Austin, Texas-based company Capital Sports Entertainment (now C3 Presents) and retooled it into its current format as a weekend destination festival.


The Festival Best Concerts

Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza 2014 (full show)



Foster The People

Cage The Elephant

Portugal The Man