ENTERTAINMENT

Arctic Monkeys Headline Reading Festival: ‘AM' Creators Face Sound Issues Closing Day Two Of The Music Festival (PICS)

24/08/2014 11:42 BST | Updated 24/08/2014 11:59 BST

Arctic Monkeys performed their first Reading Festival set in five years on Saturday night, however it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Alex Turner and the band.

While they smashed through their hits, giving ‘AM’ the send-off it deserves after a huge two promotional tour, many fans were left disappointed by the sound quality.

arctic monkeys

Alex Turner performs at Reading

Arctic Monkeys opened with ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ before upping the tempo and launching into ‘Brianstorm’, but between tracks, fans frequently, frustratedly chanted “turn it up”.

Many festival-goers have also taken to Twitter to share their views, praising the band while criticising the mainstage’s volume levels.

Decked in his usual attire - a leather jacket, skinny jeans and slicked-back hair - Alex led the band through the best of ‘AM’, storming through ‘Arabella’ and ‘No 1 Party Anthem’ and ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’, throwing in selection of older classics for good measure.

While sound issues meant there was little in the way of an atmosphere during slower tracks such as ‘Library Pictures’ and ‘My Propeller’, ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’, ‘Teddy Picker’ and ‘Dancing Shoes’ helped the band get everyone on side again.

MORE READING FESTIVAL: Queens Of The Stone Age Close Day One

After a rousing rendition of ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, their set was almost over and after bidding goodbye, Alex led the band back on stage for a three song encore of ‘One For The Road’, ‘Snap Out Of It’ and ‘R U Mine?’.

Elsewhere at Reading, other highlights included Royal Blood’s afternoon set on the NME stage and Gesaffelstein's star turn on the Dance Stage.

On Sunday, Blink 182 are tasked with the job of headlining, while Arctic Monkeys close Leeds Festival.

See all the photos from day two at Reading below...

Reading Festival: Day Two

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK | FOLLOW US ON TWITTER