Reading 2016

Rat Boy bring mischief to the final day of Reading 2016

Frontman Jordan Cardy is, of course, his mischievous self throughout the set.

Some people might associate masked men in orange boiler suits with metal titans Slipknot, but today, as Rat Boy take to the stage of the NME / BBC Radio 1 tent, there’s a different sort of mad man on the loose. When the band jump headfirst into the infectiously bouncy ‘Move’, what appears to be their hype man - mask and all - decides he’d prefer to enjoy the set from the photo pit.

Needless to say, the crowd need little encouragement to go crazy and by the time ‘Knock Knock’ and ‘Get Over It’ ring out, they’re causing chaos down below. Frontman Jordan Cardy is, of course, his mischievous self, yelling out things like “We’ve been told we’re not allowed to split the crowd” while his hand signals tell a different story, whipping up a frenzy of dancing in the audience. Their set may land in the middle of the final day at Reading, but judging from the sheer excitement levels, you’d never be able to tell.

Rat Boy bring mischief to the final day of Reading 2016 Rat Boy bring mischief to the final day of Reading 2016

Photos: Sinéad Grainger

Tags: Rat Boy, Reading & Leeds, Festivals, Reviews, Live Reviews

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