Paramore’s Hayley Williams is excited to win people over at Leeds/Reading 2014

Posted on 3 June 2014
By Ashleigh Panther
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Reading and Leeds Festival is fast approaching, with lots of amazing bands performing across all the stages. Paramore are a returning act to the Festival after performing last at Leeds and Reading back in 2012.

The pop-rock trio always bring a crowd into their performances and have become extremely popular over the past few years, especially after their hit single ‘Still Into You’ which was released back in 2012.

Although this wasn’t the first hit for the band, their song ‘Misery Business’ has become an iconic song for them when it was released in 2008 from their second studio album ‘Riot’.

Lead vocalist Hayley Williams is a huge fan of festivals and feels this is where her love of performing comes from .
‘It’s been cool to grow at that festival. I think the fans who have come to see us from when we started out are really excited to be able to come and support us at the Main Stage, especially in a headlining slot. I feel really at home at Reading & Leeds.’

The band performed on the main stage back in 2012 after recently losing the Farro brothers who were two original members of the group.

The pair left back in 2010 after a rather angry statement was released by lead guitarist Josh Farro. He said that ‘In reality, what started as natural somehow morphed into a manufactured product of a major label, riding on the coattails of “Hayley’s dream.’

Whilst performing, Hayley got a little emotional as she talked about the amazing support the band gained from fans while the band pulled themselves back onto their feet after the dramatic leaving of the boys.

All of the bands hard work has really paid off, with their album reaching No.1 on the Billboards and this year are feeling pretty optimistic about their performance.

‘Hopefully even people who have never heard of us, or don’t want to give us a chance, will hear us and think, “Wow, they really know what they’re doing”, or “they put a lot of work into that”. And that’s all I want! I love to win people over. If you’re not there to see us, I at least want you to be able to walk away and say, “Hey, that wasn’t too bad.” Or, “I loved it.” Any of those I would be into’

Paramore will be heading to Leeds and Reading festival once they have completed their Monumentour alongside the legendary Fall
Out Boy this summer.
You can buy your tickets for the Monumentour and Leeds and Reading online now.