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April 2020
Reading & Leeds

The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage

Indie anthems by the bucket load.
Published: 11:11 am, August 25, 2018Words: Steven Loftin. Photos: Ryan Johnston.

The Wombats are finally getting their moment. They’ve always been floating about the indie-sphere with their happy-go-lucky cum melancholic ditties, but now they're riding higher than ever before. With the big room of Wembley in their sights, first up is the Main Stage of Reading, and the mass fever-pitch crowd that greets the Scouse-trio grows by the second. 

Everything from ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’, back to ‘A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation’ feels equally fresh. Even troublesome tech issues fail to stop Murph and co. from blowing away the determined grey clouds. 

There will always be a space for The Wombats in indie fans' lives - and their new mascot Steve The Squirrel, too.

The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage
The Wombats ride high on Reading 2018's Main Stage

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