Ipswich band to play at Reading festival

AN Ipswich band has been chosen to play alongside some of the biggest names in music it was announced today. one:day:life won a slot at this weekend's Reading Festival and will perform live in front of fellow festival goers.

By JAMES MARSTON

james.marston@eveningstar.co.uk>

AN Ipswich band has been chosen to play alongside some of the biggest names in music it was announced today.

one:day:life won a slot at this weekend's Reading Festival and will perform live in front of fellow festival goers.

The three strong group - which describes their music as pop punk - will be promoting their new album Heroes, Hoods and Headphones at the festival.

Drummer Kevin Abbott, 24, of Bealings road, Martlesham, said: “We've been going for about five years and this is a massive chance for us. We thought it was a joke when we heard we were going to play Reading. We are delighted to be playing for such a big audience.”

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Max Shelly, 23, of Main Road, Martlesham, the band's singer and bassist, said: “We are really excited to have won a slot to play. We've attended the festival for years as spectators so it's amazing that we now get to take part as a band and play on the same site as some of our heroes.”

The band won the chance to play after posting a performance of one of their songs, 'Brand New Enemy', on a music community website run by mobile phone firm Nokia.

Marcus Dacombe, Acting Head of Marketing, Nokia Mobile Phones UK, said; “We're delighted to be giving one:day: life the chance to explore their passion for music in front of hundreds of festival goers, live on Nokia's Rock Up & Play stage at the UK's biggest rock festival.”

The band is due to perform on Sunday August 26 at about 5pm.

For more information on the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals, please see www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com

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