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 Gus Dapperton, who took to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on Saturday (27th August).
An ominous, ethereal haze clouds the dance tent as Gus Dapperton prepares to walk onstage on the second day of Reading 2022, and his music only bolsters this absorbing, dreamlike state of mind. Curating a charmingly alternative space, he embraces the opportunity to dance in his own unique way, letting his physicality do most of the talking. Taking the time to introduce his five-piece live outfit, Gus’ band effortless ooze suave vibes; relaxed positivity channelled through every note as the gang are led through an escapist show by silky lead vocals. ‘My Favourite Fish’ tones things down and proves Dapperton’s groove unavoidable, while ‘Ditch’ blasts synths across the muggy tent before rich guitar solos drive the set towards his hits like ‘First Aid’.