Reading & Leeds Festival – Day 3

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With Biffy Clyro set to close Reading Festival on Sunday, other acts taking to the main stage include Fall Out Boy, Editors and Don Broco. With 7 other stages to chose from, check out some of my Top Picks for Day 3 of Reading.

Disclosure: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage

Firm favourites Disclosure are set to bring their UK Garage vibes to the NME/Radio 1 Stage this Sunday.

With their debut album ‘Settle’ reaching no 1, Disclosure’s track record is one hit after another with infectious singles such as ‘Latch’ ft Sam Smith, ‘White Noise’ ft Aluna, the recent ‘F for You’ and brilliant remixes such as Jessie Ware’s ‘Running’.

Their live set incorporates live bass guitars, drums machines, keys and even live vocals, further adding to the duo’s never ending talents. Having kicked of 2013 being nominated for MTV Brand New for 2013, it’s no surprise the duo are in such demand having played all the major Summer festivals, including Heineken Open’er Festival, Field Day, Love Box, Glastonbury and Parklife.

With upcoming dates at Notting Hill Carnival, Bestival, Electric Picnic and Annie Mac Presents at Dalt Villa, the duo are heading for the US before their UK tour this November.

HAIM: NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage

LA sister act HAIM, started off 2013 with a bang winning the coveted BBC ‘Sound of 2013’ Poll.

Having since been signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label, the sisters have proved their a force to be recokoned with as the world fall in love with their californian rock vibes. Their highly anticipated album ‘Days Are Gone’, featuring tracks such as ‘Falling’, ‘Save Me’ , ‘Forever’ and their latest single ‘The Wire’, is expect September 23rd.

Expect a massive crowd for the girls his weekend as Reading and Leeds soak up some Callifornia vibes and rock out to the wonderful sounds of Haim.

Other acts to check out on NME/BBCradio 1 Stage: Azealia Banks, Phoenix, AlunaGeorge, Villagers.

Baauer: BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

American DJ/Producer and Trap sensation Baauer is set to cause havoc with what will no doubt be a mass Harlem Shake on the Radio 1 Dance Stage.

Having recently toured and collaborated with Hip Hop legend Just Blaze on the epic trap banger ‘Higher‘, Baauer has an impressive track record of remixes including No Doubt, Nero, Prodigy, AlunaGeorge’s ‘Attracting Flies‘ and the most recent remix of Disclosure’s ‘You And Me’ ft Eliza Doolittle.

Upcoming dates include SW4 and Creamfields this weekend as well as Electric Picnic and Mad Decent Bloc Party.

Dillon Francis: BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

American electronic music producer & DJ Dillon Francis, has been leading the pack championing Moombahton as well as being the most in demand remixers.

Having previously been signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent Label collaborating on ‘Que Que‘ and releasing ‘Masta Blasta‘ (The Rebirth), Dillon has since gone on to release ‘Bootleg Firework‘ and ‘Messages’ through Calvin Harris’ label ‘Fly Eye Records’.

Now currently signed to Skrilex’s label OWSLA , Dillon is fast becoming one of the most exciting acts in EDM and is set to release his debut album later this year.

-Other acts to check out on the BBC Radio 1 Dance stage: Knife Party, Fred V & Grafix, Jacob Plant, Charlie XCX

Angel Haze: BBC 1Xtra Stage

Angel Haze, has confidently staked her claim in becoming the hottest new rapper on the scene today.

Having already released her much talked about debut EP ‘Reservation’, Haze showcases her rapid rap skills in tracks such as ‘Werkin Girls’ and ‘New York’ all the way up to her latest single ‘No Bueno’.

Since then, Haze has gone on to be nominated in BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll, collaborate with Rudimental on ‘Hell Could Freeze’, stirred up some beef with Azealia Banks, and all while working towards her debut album ‘Dirty Gold’.

-Other acts to check out on the Radio 1Xtra Stage: Ms Dynamite, David Rodigan MBE, Mikill Pane

Festival Republic Stage: Spector, Mount Kimbie and San Cisco.
BBC Introducing Stage: Dog Is Dead.

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