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Reading Picks: Saturday 29th August 2015

We list the top picks on Saturday's line-up for Reading Festival

Reading Picks: Saturday 29th August 2015

Reading Festival (Credit: Reading Festival, Photographer: Gregory Nolan)

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

12.00pm - Nothing But Thieves
Kick off the day with the five piece alternative-rock band who's latest singles Wake Up Call, Trip Switch and Honey Whisky are made to be performed at festivals like Reading. It may sound like quite a heavy way to start Saturday... but you're at Reading Festival, since when was there going to be a soft option?

12.45pm - FIDLAR
With Nothing But Thieves only taking a half-hour set, make sure you catch FIDLAR on the Main Stage. Although we've only recently discovered them, we've quickly discovered that we were late to the bus. This LA based indie-rock band have just released another album 'Too' following their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in January 2013 which was name as one of 2013's most anticipated releases by TIME magazine.

1.35pm - Marmozets
Stay by the Main Stage for a little bit longer to witness this female-fronted alternative rock band make a racket. We were all over their debut album, The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets (2014) which featured singles Born Young and Free and Captivate You - and this is going to be a headbanging triumph. It's gonna get messy.

2.25pm - Slaves
This two piece punk band have been destroying it lately with their unique punk music mixed with harsh garage riffs. They also manage to slip a bit of grime into the mix, all for good measure, and their cover of Skepta's Shutdown is always a party. They released a new EP this past June, the follow up to their widely acclaimed debut album Are You Satisfied?, which featured fan favourite Live Like an Animal.

3.30pm - DJ Fresh
Many festival goers prefer to reserve the DJ's for the late nights, but if you left Reading Festival having not seen DJ Fresh, you know you would've made a mistake. Asides from playing tracks from his last two hit albums, Kryptonite and Nextlevelism, we're expecting new music from his fourth studio album where tracks such as Believer, Dibby Dibby, Earthquake, Make You Bounce and Flashlight live.

4.35pm - Circa Waves
These guys are one of the hottest acts on the scene at the moment. Their track T-shirt Weather made a big impact earlier this year, and you just know that the Reading crowd will go crazy once that song gets blasted. Other tracks to look out for from their debut album Young Chasers (released this past March) are Fossils, Young Chasers and Stuck In My Teeth. They're the perfect Saturday afternoon band.

5.20pm - Wolf Alice
It's a shame Circa Waves are only performing a short set, but hang around at the NME/Radio 1 stage for Wolf Alice. Their debut alt-rock album 'My Love Is Cool' was released this past June - featuring singles Moaning Lisa Smile, Giant Peach, Bros and You're a Germ... those four songs alone are a good reason as to why you should miss Seconcity and Pvris to see them. Maybe the fact that they're about to blow up and become international sensations may be another incentive.

6.10pm - Royal Blood
2015 seems to be the year for the rock duo, as Royal Blood continue the garage rock vibes following Slaves performance earlier in the day. The band, composed of bassist/singer Mike Kerr (25) and drummer Ben Thatcher (26), were formed in Worthing in 2013 and instantly hit the big time after their debut self-titled album came out almost a year ago. You couldn't go anywhere without hearing their tracks Little Monster, Ten Tonne Skeleton, Figure It Out...

7.55pm - Catfish and the Bottlemen
At Latitude Festival, Catfish packed out the 6 Music stage and everybody squeezed in to worship lead singer Van strut his stuff. And boy, it was amazing. Homesick, Kathleen, Cocoon, Fallout, Pacifier, Hourglass, 26, Rango... those are some of their songs. They play them amazingly and they won Latitude Festival for us. They could likely win Reading as well.

As much as we love The Wombats (who headline the Festival Republic stage at the same time) - Metallica are just too legendary to miss. This headline date at Reading Festival has been a long time coming, and it's seen as a huge triumph on Reading's part to book them for the festival. Your chance to see this legendary rock band has come.

As with any festival, the night is still young when 11.30pm comes. Last night's silent discos were a hit - so why not check out tonight's Buttoned Down Disco (it's the brand name, no worries - shirts not needed) which promises to be a party.

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