A lot happens at Reading & Leeds: bands pull out, they get guests up on stage with them, they wear some really odd things (Drenge, that’s you and your pineapple dress). ROAM’s Matt Roskilly puts his knowledge to the test.
Biffy Clyro are headlining in 2016. In what year did they first headline the Main Stage?
I believe it was 2013, I watched them for the first time headlining so I hope I got that one right. Such a sick show. Pumped to see them this year.
Which album did Green Day play live in full in 2013?
‘Dookie’. Best band. Best album.
Name an act who has famously had unpleasant things thrown at them while on stage.
Panic! at the Disco took a bottle to the face one year, I guess that’s pretty unpleasant. What about The Dillinger Escape Plan throwing their own poo at the crowd? I think that deserves an honourable mention.
Which world record did Enter Shikari break at Reading 2009?
Most crowd surfers in a set? I know they tried that one again in 2011 or 2012.
Who was the ‘special guest’ My Chemical Romance brought out during their 2011 headline set?
Brian May. My first and only time seeing MCR. Unreal.
Which frontman got tattooed live on stage in 2007?
Did Gallows play that year? I feel like that’s something Frank Carter would do? I’m not entirely sure though, I didn’t start going to Reading ‘til 2011.
In 2006 Paramore had to pull out due to Hayley Williams having a sore throat. Who replaced them?
I have no clue. I remember reading about it back then but I have no idea.
WRONG. It was Sonic Boom Six, believe it or not.
Which one album supergroup made a surprise appearance in 2009?
Again, not too sure, a little bit before I went!
WRONG. Them Crooked Vultures, feat. Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones, played a very packed NME/Radio 1 Stage.
TOTAL: 6/8. Not bad.
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