All our Reading Festival coverage

By Ben Tipple

It may mark the end of our summer festival season, but what a way to go! This year’s Reading Festival lived up to all expectations, offering enough live music, frivolity and neon face-paint to keep any punter happy. Headlined, of course, by Queens of the Stone Age (alongside co-headliner Paramore), Arctic Monkeys and blink-182, the line-up once again catered to a broad taste. There were some extra-special moments too, not least Jimmy Eat World playing their seminal ‘Futures’ in full on the Lock Up Stage, or Die Antwoord delivering what might have been the weirdest live show any of the 80000 festival goers had seen to date.

Here at Punktastic we have a load of coverage on the way, including an extensive live review, more than twenty interviews and photo galleries from across the day. To make it easy, we’re consolidating all our coverage here as it emerges, so keep an eye over the next few weeks for more from Reading Festival.


Here’s our pre-Reading and Leeds Festival coverage:

Our Guide To Reading Festival 2014
We give our tips for each stage across the Reading and Leeds Festival sites.
Blood Red Shoes talk Reading and Leeds
Blood Red Shoes break down the bands they tip for Reading and Leeds, alongside an exclusive performance video.
Good Morning Reading and Leeds: Tales from the Main Stage
Deaf Havana, The Blackout, Mallory Knox and Pulled Apart By Horses speak of their first Reading and Leeds Main Stage experiences.


Keep your eyes peeled for our comprehensive reviews, covering all three days and a wealth of bands.

We set the scene ahead of reviewing a huge number of acts from across the weekend.
We give our thoughts on Gerard Way, Crossfaith, Dave Hause, La Dispute, The Front Bottoms, Jimmy Eat World, Twin Atlantic, Touche Amore, Brody Dalle and Paramore.
We give our thoughts on Gnarwolves, Lonely The Brave, Pulled Apart By Horses, Bloody Knees, Marmozets, Don Broco, While She Sleeps, Issues and Architects.
We give our thoughts on The Story So Far, Allusondrugs, Emily’s Army, You Me At Six, Sleeping With Sirens, A Day To Remember, The Wonder Years, Every Time I Die, Letlive. and blink-182.


Our photographers were busy snapping all the antics across the Reading Festival site.

Friday (Part One)
Our first gallery, featuring Gerard Way, Twin Atlantic, Misty Miller, Mallory Knox, Brody Dalle, The Skints and La Dispute.
Friday (Part Two)
Featuring Muncie Girls, Jimmy Eat World, The Front Bottoms, Touche Amore, Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Saturday (Part One)
Featuring Architects, Bloody Knees, Don Broco, Issues, Lower Than Atlantis, Of Mice And Men and While She Sleeps.
Saturday (Part Two)
Featuring Arctic Monkeys, Basement, Chvrches, Die Antwoord and Marmozets.
Sunday (Part One)
Featuring Allusondrugs, Blacklist Royals, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Mongol Horde, Neck Deep, The Flatliners and Vales.
Sunday (Part Two)
Featuring A Day To Remember, blink-182, Baby Godzilla, The Wonder Years, letlive., Masked Intruder, PUP, Tonight Alive and The Story So Far.


We spoke to more than twenty bands over the weekend. Watch what they had to say by clicking on their name below. Simples.

Blacklist Royals
Bloody Knees
Dave Hause
Don Broco
The Front Bottoms
Lonely The Brave
Lower Than Atlantis
Mallory Knox
Masked Intruder
Neck Deep
Pulled Apart By Horses
The Story So Far
Tonight Alive
Touche Amore
Twin Atlantic
While She Sleeps