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 Ashnikko, who took to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on Sunday (28th August).
Following up 100 gecs is hard to beat on the bonkers scale, but Ashnikko gives it a good go. Dressed in little other than ropes wrapped around her body and humping the stage in front of two hot pink teddies with huge vulvas printed on them, her stage show is just as provocative as her lyrics.
Their fans know it too. Girls in the front row are holding up “sign my tits” banners (including one fan who’d apparently flown from Canada on the off chance they would), and going absolutely feral when Ashnikko instructs them to have a therapeutic scream.
There’s empowerment in hearing a crowd of mostly women scream lyrics about hating fuck boys and not letting them dim your light, peaking early at ‘Stupid Boy’ and keeping the energy high until closing with ‘Daisy’.