Poet and Craig Mitch Take To Reading Festival With RWD

two of the stars of RWD Football's weekly show #FilthyFellas joined us at this years Reading Festival to catch a vibe

Ben Fawcett

5 years ago

By Ben Fawcett


Seemingly the weekend that waved goodbye to the scorching summer we had been treated to over the last two months, this years reading festival was the ideal way to sign off a fun, albeit short, British summer.

On friday august 22, myself and #FilthyFellas stars poet and craig mitch headed west from the bustle of shoreditch to the buzz of reading. As one of the most iconic festivals of the summer kicked off its annual merriments, we were treated to the first wave of Reading punters.

Taking advantage of their newly found freedom from education, there was a plethora of newly graduated college and university students looking to unwind and relieve that end of term stress.

Working on behalf of both RWD, myself, poet and craig had the opportunity to really immerse our selves into the festival spirit.

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With the stage littered with talents from all genres and sub-genres, we were eager to see some of our favourites take to the stage. One of the more standout performances for me was from the half-Thai, half-Irish songstress sinead harnett.

Sinead Harnett x Reading 1

The immensely talented sinead harnett took to the bbc radio 1Xtra stage as a solo-performer. Most commonly known for her vocalizing of tracks with some huge artists such as Grime Godfather wiley, dance masterminds disclosure and number one album artists rudimental, Sinead is in the process of carving her own name into the scene. Sinead was fantastic, her phenomenal voice coupled with her professional stage presence made her a real stand-out and makes her a must-see for anybody who wasn’t lucky enough to catch her.

As the day drew on, we found ourselves enjoying not only the fantastic array of artists on show but the culture and vibe of the festival. A relaxed and compatriotic feel was emphasised on the odd occasion when, as if by magic, a mass of complete strangers were forced into sporadic dance by the familiar sounds of this years bangers such as ‘Turn Down For What?” firing out of DJ Semtex’s speakers between live performances.

All said and done, Reading was a vibe and that’s why we went. Good music, good people and a calm and chilled feel. What more can you ask for on a sunny friday in august?

With the sun on the retreat and the harsh normality of winter on the horizon, this years Reading festival will have left a lot of people with that summer felling that they can take with them all year long. Until next year Reading.