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
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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