Yannis is pleased Foals are headlining Reading & Leeds “rather than some old heritage band”

Reading and Leeds takes place between 26th and 28th August.
Yannis Philippakis is pretty convinced Foals are the right headliners for this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals.

The band will top the bill at the summer staple later this month, and in a new interview with Shortlist he’s revealed he’s pleased to be topping the bill because they’re fresh blood for the upper reaches of the event.

“I’m glad, even just selfishly, that we’re headlining Reading rather than some old heritage band who have already headlined every festival on the circuit,” he said.

“Hopefully it shows, without sounding too worthy about it, that you don’t need to do X, Y and Z in order to become to a bigger band. You don’t need to sort out your image or get your teeth whitened or start hanging out at the right place to be in a rock band.”

Reading and Leeds takes place between 26th and 28th August.

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