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INTERVIEW: Reading Festival is really special for Spring King

Spring King
Spring King

ONE of the hottest young bands in the UK will be appearing at Reading Festival this summer.

Manchester outfit Spring King, which is made up of Tarek Musa, Peter Darlington, James Green and Andy Morton, will be heading to Reading as one of their final summer appearances after a busy few months of touring and supporting the Kaiser Chiefs.

Guitarist Peter said Reading Festival was the highlight of their year as it always brings back fond memories for the band.

He said: “Reading and Leeds were always the festivals you would go to when you were growing up, and you’d always say that one day you’d love to play them.

“We played the Festival Republic Stage last year, and will be on the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage this year, so it’s great to be moving up the bill each time.

“We’ve been doing this for around four or five years so we’ve worked really hard, we’re not one of these bands who has just had everything handed to them. But I think that is better in a way because you learn the industry and you get to know other bands.

“Reading Festival is really special because you get to play and then check out some of the other bands. I’m really looking forward to seeing The 1975, they grew up just down the road from us so it’s great to see another Manchester band doing so well.”

Spring King will play the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage on Sunday, August 28. Their debut album Tell Me If You Like It is out now through Island Records. For more information visit

Reading Festival weekend tickets are £205 (plus £8 booking fee), day tickets are £59.50 (plus £7 booking fee). To buy tickets and to see the full line-up so far visit

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