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 piri & tommy, who took to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on Friday (26th August).
The perfect act to open up Reading’s Dance stage – the crowd is bouncing before piri & tommy even walk on, and soon enough, all that can be felt is an intense humidity as their loose and fluid set opens with ‘beachin’. It’s a liberating style that can be enjoyed in different ways, relaxed or involved, but the young crowd leans right into the hype, the packed-out tent infected by piri’s palpable enthusiasm. While she works the crowd, tommy’s cowbell adds to the live drums and beats that later back some slick guitar riffing. Latest single ‘on and on’ dispels any pretence of the two stars benefiting solely from 15 minutes of TikTok fame. Their talents effortlessly gel into something fresh and exciting, a fusion resulting in rapid momentum. piri & tommy are here for a good time and, if the hits continue like this, presumably a long time too.