This weekend, we’re ‘on the ground’ at Reading 2022. Featuring some of the biggest and most exciting bands and artists on the planet, alongside the buzziest new acts, we’ll be bringing you coverage of everything you need to know. That includes photos of all the key sets, including these snaps of 100 gecs, who took to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on Sunday (28th August).
How much ridiculousness do you reckon you could stomach on a Sunday afternoon? How about Dylan Brady wearing a bright yellow magician’s hat and smashing up a xylophone three songs into 100 gecs’ debut Reading performance?
The hyperpop pioneers took to the Radio 1 Dance Stage with a set more suited to 4am afterparties, playing to a crowd who were either completely feral or completely confused. Tracks from debut album ‘1000 gecs’ are interjected with bonkers attempts at stand up, including bits where they ask the audience if it’s their first concert and telling a story of Laura Les having her tooth removed.
Between the video game visuals, rock-leaning live renditions, and semi-stand-up you can barely hear through the autotune, it’s a relatively jarring afternoon affair, but for the kids on pills at the front, it’s definitely changed their lives.