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27 August 2022

Dave Delivers Triumphant Reading Festival Headline Set: Watch

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Dave played a triumphant career-spanning set at Reading Festival last night (26 August). The rapper was joined by special guests Stormzy and AJ Tracey during the set, watch footage of Heart Attack and check out the full setlist below.

A review of the set by NME reads, “At this year’s Reading Festival, he’s ‘so happy’ to be the youngest-ever solo headliner, aged just 24. Who wouldn’t be after releasing his mesmerising second album, We’re All Alone In This Together earlier this year to rave reviews, and countless chart hits? The Streatham native relishes the chance to air these cuts in a festival headline set as momentous as this one.

“His show rises to the occasion: Dave opens to the sombre We’re All Alone, accompanied by a live band and a twisted metal cage to resemble a broken heart. Whilst the live band is dressed in black and even the screen visuals are in black and white, Dave pops out in a colourful denim two-piece; a stark contrast. Throughout, he calls upon a strings quartet to up the drama. He’s musical talent is no secret, too, and less than ten minutes into his set he’s on the keys, solo, crafting a beautiful melody to end his first track.”

Dave Reading Festival Headline Set 27 August 2022

We’re All Alone
Professor X
Funky Friday
Wanna Know
No Words
Heart Attack
Thiago Silva (with AJ Tracey)
Twenty To One
Both Sides Of A Smile
Clash (with Stormzy)

Dave was co-headlining the first night of the festival with US rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Of her set, NME said, “The whole show feels like a celebration. The crowd who are too far back to be selected for on-stage antics lose their inhibitions, create their own dance circles to cheer each other on.”

Megan Thee Stallion Reading Festival Headline Set 27 August 2022

Megan’s Piano
Freak Nasty
Simon Says
Big Ole Freak
Sex Talk
Captain Hook
Cash Shit
Cry Baby
Girls in the Hood
Thot Shit
Kitty Kat
Plan B

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