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10 Essential Tracks From R&L 2000

For the second week of 10 Essential Tracks we’re heading all the way back to our first festival of the current millennium (probably before a lot of people reading this were born) to count down the best tunes from artist on the R&L 2000 lineup!

Like last week all the tracks will be compiled into the growing Spotify playlist to give you the essential R&L playlist!

10. Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger

To kick off this list we had to have one of the most popular R&L headliners of all time! The Britpop gods of Oasis almost have too many classic tracks, but we had to go with the unofficial national anthem ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’.

9. Stereophonics – Just Looking

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since we saw the prides of Welsh rock grace the R&L stages. Needless to say, they have their fair share of classic tracks but this banger from 1999.

8. Pulp – Common People

Rounding off the three headliners with another Britpop titan. ‘Common People’ is one of the genres most recognisable tracks and helped propel Pulp to multiple R&L main stage appearances over the years!

7. Muse – Feeling Good

Seeing Muse anywhere other than main stage headliner feels strange these days, but at R&L 2000, before many of their most recognisable hits had come out, Muse played the second stage. They did already have one of the greatest ever covers in their set-list though!

6. Rage Against The Machine – Killing in the Name

Reading 2000 saw the last UK performance of Rage before their original break up later the same year. This signature song also endured a little know campaign that saw it reach Christmas number 1 in 2010.

5. Beck – Loser

American Alt Rock legend Beck brought a stacked catalogue of world famous tunes to R&L 2000. The pick of the bunch being the Grammy nominated classic ‘Loser’.

4. Blink-182 – All The Small Things

R&L 2000 saw the first time Blink-182 brought their iconic fast pop punk style to the main stage. Their performance featured many classic tunes, but we still had to go with the obvious choice!

3. Limp Bizkit – Take A Look Around

Another band making an explosive main stage debut at R&L 2000 was the Nu Metal icons Limp Bizkit. This performance also saw the first that this classic, from Fred Durst and co, was played in the UK!

2. Deftones –┬áChange (In the House of Flies)

Nu Metal was clearly very much in style in 2000! Evolving the genre by mixing in a more experimental style, Deftones have been going strong and giving us bangers like this for over 30 years.

1. Slipknot – Wait and Bleed

Rounding off the trio of legendary Nu Metal bands is arguably the most┬árecognisable of all! The self-proclaimed “Nine masked lunatics” brought their insane live show to the main stage at R&L 2000.

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