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 Madison Beer, who took to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on Saturday (27th August).
Reading sometimes underestimates its pop bookings. It’s 3pm on Saturday, and Madison Beer is packing out a particularly sweaty Radio 1 Dance Stage. Bringing her ‘Life Support’ tour to the festival circuit, she’s barely visible behind a veil of smoke (and all the phones trying to document it against the lack of signal), but her voice cuts through as she belts her way through ‘Baby’.
The sad girl wave is prominent on ‘Selfish’, which prompts a stan chorus Olivia Rodrigo would be proud of, as does latest single ‘Reckless’. The album doesn’t call for much dancing, so she brings out Jax Jones and Martin Solveig collaboration ‘All Day and Night’ to up the energy.
Much like PinkPantheress yesterday, Madison can’t believe she’s pulled such a crowd and thanks them repeatedly, but for a social media superstar (and a bloody talented vocalist) who can call the Biebs a fan, she shouldn’t have expected less.