Foals perform secret sets at Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

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Foals performed two secret sets at Reading And Leeds Festival 2015 this weekend.

Following their last minute show at the Reading leg of the event yesterday, the Oxford rockers travelled North for a set at Leeds Festival today (30th Aug 2015).

The group announced their last-minute addition to the lineup this morning via Twitter and the news spread like wildfire, as people flocked to the NME / Radio 1 Stage to witness them perform live.

Kicking off their set with their highest-charting hit to date, 2012’s ‘My Number’ the indie-rock quartet got the audience on side early.

The Yannis Philippakis fronted band then went on to perform ‘Mountain At My Gates’, which features on their newly released fourth album ‘What Went Down’.

Yannis pumped up the crowd asking; “Are you ready Leeds? Are you f**king ready?”, before launching into the moshpit-inducing ‘Inhaler’.

Leaving the tent gasping for air, the short six song set continued with ‘Spanish Sahara’ and ‘Red Socks Pugie’.

To the disappointment of the crowd, Yannis announced their final song, saying: “We’re gonna play one more song then were gonna f**k off. Thank you so much for coming out and watching us.” 

Finally, the young horses galloped through a rendition of new album title track and lead single ‘What Went Down’.

During the feisty new song sycophantic lead singer Yannis jumped off stage and into the pit, crowd surfing his way to the finishing post.

If you missed Foals performance at Reading & Leeds 2015, you can catch them on their U.K. tour in November. – That is if you are lucky enough to have already bagged tickets!

Foals 2015 U.K. Tour Dates:

5th Nov – Nottingham, Rock City [Sold Out]
6th Nov – Liverpool, Olympia [Sold Out]
7th Nov – Norwich, UEA [Sold Out]
8th Nov – Cardiff, University, Great Hall [Sold Out]
10th Nov – Aberdeen, Music Hall
11th Nov – Newcastle, O2 Academy [Sold Out]
13th Nov – Southampton, Guildhall [Sold Out]
14th Nov – Margate, Dreamland – By The Sea Event [Sold Out]
15th Nov – Bristol, Anson Rooms [Sold Out]
16th Nov – Cambridge, Corn Exchange [Sold Out]

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