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1) Rage against the machine 2008

2) Smashing Pumpkins 2007

3) Metallica 2008

4) Killers 2008 - helped by the incredible run of Foals/Justice/BFMV in the radio 1 tent

 

5) Razorlight 2007

 

 

6) RHCP 2007 ...by a looooong way last, so went to see Hot Hot Heat half way through who were much better 

 

but the subs in 2007 were also better than each of their headliners

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I'll have to go pretty old school, although my memory is failing me...

1.       Biffy Clyro (2013) - I made the claim at the time that it was the best Reading headline set I'd ever seen and I'll stick to it.

2.       Rage Against The Machine (2008) - great but I've seen them better elsewhere including 2000 but not headlining

3.       Beastie Boys (1998) - my first weekend. Prodigy before them were probably better though.

4.       Foo Fighters (2002)

5.       Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999) - wouldn't go near them now, but just after Californication, I can still hear Scar Tissue being sung around the campsite.

6.       Pearl Jam (2006)

7.       Smashing Pumpkins (2007)

8.       Metallica (1997) - my first day trip to Reading

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Biffy Clyro - 2013. The greatest festival set I’ve ever seen (2016 and 2021 are both unbelievable too).

Linkin Park - 2003. It was my first time going, and I’ve seen them better, but you know…first festival experience!

Pearl Jam - 2006. No gimmicks, just amazing songs. 

and a few non main stage…

Manic Street Preachers (R1) - 2008

Faith No More (R1) - 2009

Hot Hot Heat (Carling) - 2007


 

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1 hour ago, JimMacVeigh said:

Biffy Clyro - 2013. The greatest festival set I’ve ever seen (2016 and 2021 are both unbelievable too)

I’ve only ever done one full Leeds fest which was in 2013, and I fully agree with this.

Was not even that big of a fan before I’d seen them, but I don’t know if it was just a combination of everything on the night (very flat NIN set before them, absolutely torrential rain at points which made the stage show look incredible, a lot of my friends there seeing a band who they genuinely loved) but they knocked it out of the park that night! Definitely holds its own with the best headline sets I’ve seen.

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On 4/22/2022 at 10:18 AM, Mamba said:

I'll have to go pretty old school, although my memory is failing me...

1.       Biffy Clyro (2013) - I made the claim at the time that it was the best Reading headline set I'd ever seen and I'll stick to it.

2.       Rage Against The Machine (2008) - great but I've seen them better elsewhere including 2000 but not headlining

3.       Beastie Boys (1998) - my first weekend. Prodigy before them were probably better though.

4.       Foo Fighters (2002)

5.       Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999) - wouldn't go near them now, but just after Californication, I can still hear Scar Tissue being sung around the campsite.

6.       Pearl Jam (2006)

7.       Smashing Pumpkins (2007)

8.       Metallica (1997) - my first day trip to Reading

Truth. 

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On 4/22/2022 at 3:21 PM, JimMacVeigh said:

Biffy Clyro - 2013. The greatest festival set I’ve ever seen (2016 and 2021 are both unbelievable too).

Linkin Park - 2003. It was my first time going, and I’ve seen them better, but you know…first festival experience!

Pearl Jam - 2006. No gimmicks, just amazing songs. 

and a few non main stage…

Manic Street Preachers (R1) - 2008

Faith No More (R1) - 2009

Hot Hot Heat (Carling) - 2007


 

Truth. 

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On 4/27/2022 at 2:44 PM, VCK said:

Metallica in 2008 and Radiohead in 2009 are the two that stand out the most in my memory banks.

I found Radiohead frighteningly dull and I’m a fan. 

The stupid arty crap they did with the screens ruined it for anyone not right up the front, no idea what was going on and it in no way enhanced the music otherwise

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Ive only gone 2010, 11, 12, 14, 15 & 16.

 

Blink 182 2010. The reason i love festivals. First year. Fave  band. Probably not the best set but still my fave. 

MCR 2011. Great set off the back of a great album. Brian May for boot. 

PULP 2011. Huge singalong back to front. 

Foos. 2012. Mamoth set stacked. 

Foals 2016. Magic. 

Paramore 2014. Power going down made for a moment. Otherwise great set as well. 

AM. 2014. Great. 

Blink 2014. not as good as 2010.

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