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 Little Simz, who took to the Main Stage East on Friday (26th August).
As Little Simz comes on stage, flanked by a full band, it feels like a shift in tone for the festival. She may have a guitarist, bassist and drummer, but what follows is 45 minutes of pure UK rap energy. Opening with ‘Introvert’, it’s not long before she has everyone on-side, with thousands screaming the lyrics back at her. It doesn’t hurt that Little Simz has been doing this for a while now, honing her stage presence to a point where she’s in full control throughout. With Polo G, Megan Thee Stallion, and Dave set to follow her, she’s pushing at an open door, and it’s clear that the critically acclaimed ‘GREY Area’ and ‘Sometimes I might Be Introvert’ have finally taken her over the top into well-deserved mainstream success. Finishing on a flawless run of ‘Point and Kill’, ‘Woman’ and ‘Venom’, today’s set leaves a mark that the festival is unlikely to forget.