With over a hundred bands descending on Reading/Leeds Festival this weekend, we thought we’d look down the line-up and pick six that we’re looking forward to checking out.

1. Scarlxrd
Mixing trap music with nu-metal, UK rapper Scarlxrd, or Scarlord as it’s pronounced, is currently riding high in the popularity stakes off the back of his recently released single “Heart Attack” which, as of today, had thirty-eight million views on YouTube. The track is taken from his Dxxm album which is out now. UK dates have been announced for later this year but, for now, we recommend checking out one of the rising names in underground music.

2. Milk Teeth
Gloucestershire quartet Milk Teeth are riding high off the back of a successful year supporting their debut album Vile Child. Their grunge-drenched pop has won them many fans across the media and the public and their appearance at Reading/Leeds this weekend will cement a hugely successful Summer for the band who undoubtedly will go from strength to strength.

3. The Faim
One of the hottest new rock bands around, we’ve managed to catch Aussie rockers The Faim a couple of times now and these high-energy Aussies have managed to better themselves each time. With a debut album due later this year and a fanbase that already includes Pete Wentz from Reading/Leeds headliner Fall Out Boy, expect an explosive set when the band take to the stage this weekend.

4. Love Zombies
High energy punk rock attitude and that’s just singer Hollis J and guitarist Davey Fitsimon. Their live show matches their image – it’s colourful, loud, in-your-face and, trust us, as we found when we crossed paths with the band at Download Festival a few years ago, will probably end up being your favourite new band of the weekend.

5. Starcrawler
We nearly didn’t get to catch LA rockers Starcrawler when they shook Download Festival into life one Sunday last June. A raucous ball of chaos, the jury is still out from us on this lot but we’re going to make damn sure we’re there when they do their best to fuck with your head this weekend.

6. Skindred
How can any rock festival be complete without the Newport Helicopter? Well, if you’ve spent any time in the company of Benji Webbe and Co you’ll already know where to be on Sunday afternoon. If you’re yet to be converted, come along to the Main Stage on Sunday afternoon as the Welsh boys will be guaranteed to rock your tits off!

Reading/Leeds Festival 2018 takes place over August Bank Holiday weekend and information can be found at the Official Reading Festival website and the Official Leeds Festival website.


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.