Foals Play Reading For The Fifth Time And Look Back At Their Beginnings | Music News

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Foals Play Reading For The Fifth Time And Look Back At Their Beginnings | Music News

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 1: Jack Bevan, Edwin Congreave, Yannis Philippakis, Walter Gervers and Jimmy Smith of Foals pose for a group portrait on 1st June 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)

 

“This meant everything to us”, says frontman Yannis Philippakis, right after their performance at Reading Festival. “When Foals started it was the first one that felt like it was supportive from the beginning”. Back in 2007, Foals first played the festival as newcomers.

 

“When Melvin offered us the Latitude headline slot we didn’t think we were ready”, Yannis explained. “I am pretty sure without someone like Melvin giving us the option to do something out of our comfort zone, we would have stayed in our comfort zone”.

 

Melvin Benn, who runs Festival Republic, said “If you don’t ever give a band the chance to play the main stage they won’t ever become a main stage band.” In the past, he’s put Two Door Cinema Club, Alt-J and Foals their debut at the top spot.

 

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Yo I'm Jazz and I just moved to London from Austria. As the daughter of a DJ I literally grew up loving music, especially vinyls! My heart beats for rock music but hey it's the 21st century and I think genres shouldn't be caged in a box. My goal is to support musicians and artists because they are the ones who make life worthwhile, right? Besides writing for WPGM I work as a model and actress. Oh and I'm always down for live music and art exhibitions so feel free to shoot me a message on facebook if you want me to check out something.. #Peace.Love.Jazz
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