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Reading Festival 2014, Day 1 Friday 22/8/14

 

Reading Festival 2014 The Guardian usage 23/8/14

Reading Festival 2014 The Guardian usage 23/8/14

  Here’s my pics & blog from Reading Festival 2014 Friday Day 1.  For Day 2 Saturday look here, & Day 3 Sunday here.   These pictures & many more are available for editorial usage licensing via London News Pictures.   If you like my pics look me up on  my Facebook music photography page, Twitter or Instagram.

Richard Isaac Music Photography

 

Paramore: There’s been a lot of talk in the press recently about the lack of female headliners at music festivals this year.   Paramore (and specifically lead singer Hayley Williams) put so much energy into their performance it would have been rude not to have led with their pics (sorry QOTSA fans). wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_Paramore_022.jpg   wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_Paramore_013.jpg   wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_Paramore_048.jpg The afternoon before, festival goers arrive on site carting their gear: wpid-21-08-2014_Reading_Thurs_007.jpg   wpid-21-08-2014_Reading_Thurs_025.jpg Kitchen sink anyone?     wpid-21-08-2014_Reading_Thurs_021.jpg   wpid-21-08-2014_Reading_Thurs_008.jpg   wpid-21-08-2014_Reading_Thurs_017.jpg   Queens of the Stone Age.  They rocked, though the pyros operator went a bit turbo on the dry ice so that I was shooting through wall of fog at one point!  wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_QOTSA_012.jpg   wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_QOTSA_005.jpg   wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_QOTSA_014.jpg   On the friday morning peeps were gathering for sun & pre-festival shandies waiting for the gates to the main arena to open: wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_004.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_078.jpg Limbering up for a hard weekend’s festivalling… wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_076.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_075.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_006.jpg   Vampire Weekend:  wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Vampire_Weekend_005.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Vampire_Weekend_003.jpg Tick tock tick tock – the minutes leading up to 11am when the gates were to open… wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_074.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_017.jpg Security get some head-to-head competitive karaoke with crowd members itching to get inside…  wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_097.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_090.jpg And the gates are open, they’re off!wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_109.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_115.jpg   I wonder why the Guardian cropped the dude on the left of the shot for the picture they used in the next day’s newspaper (see top of this post)?: wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_113.jpg   It was well worth making the effort to head to some of the smaller tents to see the acts playing there – SBTRKT below:    wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_SBTRKT_006.jpgBrody Dalle:  wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Brody_Dalle_017.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Brody_Dalle_001.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Brody_Dalle_014.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Brody_Dalle_018.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_060.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_121.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_atmos_006.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_atmos_005.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_atmos_002.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_069.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_067.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_062.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_117.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_038.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_021.jpg   Back on main stage, Jimmy Eat World:  wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Jimmy_Eat_World_003.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Jimmy_Eat_World_008.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fri_123.jpg wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Atmos4_011.jpg     wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Atmos4_018.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Atmos4_015.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Atmos4_014.jpg   Fat White Family on the Festival Republic stage:   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fat_White_Family_021.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fat_White_Family_015.jpg   wpid-22-08-2014_Reading_Fest_Fat_White_Family_005.jpg   It was going mental in the Radio 1 Dance Stage tent where the crowd were waiting for AlunaGeorge:  wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Atmos4_009.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_Atmos4_005.jpg   wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_Atmos5_008.jpg   AlunaGeorge: wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_AlunaGeorge_003.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_AlunaGeorge_013.jpg   wpid-2014822_ReadingFest_AlunaGeorge_011.jpg   wpid-20140822_ReadingFest_Atmos5_003.jpg

 

 

FHM magazine online usage - Reading Festival 2014, Paramore

FHM magazine online usage – Reading Festival 2014, Paramore

 

 

Yahoo online usage - Reading Festival 2014

Yahoo online usage – Reading Festival 2014

 

 

Cosmopolitan magazine online usage - Reading Festival 2014, Paramore

Cosmopolitan magazine online usage – Reading Festival 2014, Paramore

 

Reading Festival 2014 Mailonline usage 22/8/14

Reading Festival 2014 Mailonline usage 22/8/14

 

Reading Festival 2014 Mailonline usage 22/8/14

Reading Festival 2014 Mailonline usage 22/8/14

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