The Reading FC playlist brings together the main anthems from the Madjeski Stadium matchday playlist, which champions new talent from the town, whilst celebrating the world famous Reading Festival.
The club are proud to champion the vibrant Reading music scene, linking up with venues such as the Purple Turtle who are a beacon of new talent and creativity in the town. The Amazons (Fiction Records) & Sundara Karma (RCA / Sony Music) are just two the bands to emerge from town in recent months, both of which top the current playlist with their new singles.
Reading FC also celebrate the best bands to have visited the Reading Festival over the last 50+ years. Each week you’ll hear classic tracks at the ground, which are also celebrated on this playlist, plus all the new bands and headliners playing each year, including The 1975, Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots and Sundara Karma playing their hometown festival in 2019.
This iconic football club based Berkshire, play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. They are a growing force with musically and on the pitch.
Reading are nicknamed The Royals, due to Reading’s location in the Royal County of Berkshire, though they were previously known as The Biscuitmen, due to the town’s association with Huntley and Palmers.
Established in 1871, the Royals are of the oldest teams in England, but did not join The Football League until 1920, and had never played in the top tier of English football league system before the 2006–07 season.
The club competed in the 2012–13 Premier League season, having gained promotion at the end of the 2011–12 season after winning the Championship, but were relegated after just one season back in the top flight.
The club holds the record for the number of successive league wins at the start of a season, with a total of 13 wins at the start of the 1985–86 Third Division campaign and also the record for the number of points gained in the professional league season with 106 points in the 2005–06 Football League Championship campaign. Reading then finished 8th in the 2006–07 Premier League, their first ever season as a top flight club.