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Reading Festival Day One: Queens Of The Stone Age Perform First Ever Headline Set, As Jamie T's Secret Gig Delights Festival-Goers (PICS)

23/08/2014 11:45 BST | Updated 24/08/2014 11:59 BST
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READING, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 22: Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Josh Homme, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore of Queens of the Stone Age perform on stage at the Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue on August 22, 2014 in Reading, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

Friday at Reading Festival should have been all about Queens Of The Stone Age, who were headlining for the first time.

However, a certain Mr Jamie T managed to become the most-talked about act of the day.

After plenty of rumours, the Wimbledon-born singer took to Twitter on Friday afternoon, confirming that he was set to perform at one of the event's smaller stages.

By 7.15pm, the tiny tent was packed and latecomers had no chance of seeing the musician’s long-awaited return.

After launching into a rendition of ‘The Man’s Machine’, Jamie wasted no time turning his focus to his new material, performing ‘Don’t You Find’, the first track from his upcoming album ‘Carry On The Grudge’.

Much to the delight of the crowd, Jamie made room in his ten song set for old favourites ’If You Got The Money’ and ‘Sheila’, before closing with ‘Sticks’N’Stones’ as crowd surfers were pulled over the barrier.

Queens Of The Stone Age’s headline set didn’t disappoint either, though the crowd were nowhere as raucous as the hordes who saw Jamie T earlier in the day.

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Josh Homme of QOTSA

Their whistle stop tour through their hit-laden back catalogue included renditions of ‘But I Feel Like A Millionaire’ and ‘Sick Sick Sick’, after making the bold decision to make ‘No One Knows’, arguably one of their most well-known tracks, the second song of their set.

While Paramore’s set was plagued with technical difficulties and sound issues, there were none of these problems for Josh Homme and his band, who loudly stormed through their gig.

Other highlights of the day included grunge duo Drenge and Wilderness Festival headliners Metronomy. Tonight, Arctic Monkeys will headline the festival for the first time in five years.

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