Peterborough band to play Reading and Leeds Festival

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Peterborough hardcore band Return to Rome have been announced as part of the line-up at this years’ Reading and Leeds Festival.

The five piece was started in 2012 by drummer Ryan King and bass guitarist Harri Lowe, who lived on adjacent streets in Bourne. Ryan and guitarist Kieran Slocombe both attended the Robert Manning School in the town, while Harri attended Bourne Grammar School.

Vocalist Jason Moakes and guitarist George Smith attended Peterborough’s Jack Hunt School and Voyager Academy, respectively, and it is in Peterborough where Return to Rome began to take shape.

The band took a two year break to get organised, and released their latest single, called I’m Sick, this April.

When asked how they were feeling about performing at the festival, Jason, originally from Bretton, said: “Excited I think would be the best word to use. We’re ready to play and had a great headline show last week in Wakefield.”

Return to Rome will be performing on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival, which has a reputation for supporting up-and-coming musicians.

Acts such as Slaves, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Royal Blood have made their mainstream debuts through the BBC initiative.

If you want to see Return to Rome perform at Reading and Leeds, they are playing in Reading on Friday 28th August at 1:55pm, and in Leeds on Saturday 29th August at 2:20pm.

They are also performing at The Met Lounge on Bridge Street, Peterborough on Saturday 19th September with fellow Peterborough band That Night Forest Grew. Shields and Create To Inspire are also on the line-up.

For more information visit their Facebook page.