Haven't Delphic grown? Last year they played to next to no one at T In The Park and only a few hundred at Reading Festival.
This evening however, they performed the best of their debut 'Acolyte' to a much more appreciative hoard.
"It's great to me here, even if we are all covered in mud," said singer James Cook before 'Halcoyn' kicked in and the band got their first big response of the evening.
Their small Muse-esque satellite lights flickered purple as they segued from 'Halcoyn' into the Orbital-style 'Counterpoint' towards the end of their set.
The group showed that the future of Manchester dance music will live much further than the Hacienda with the track one of the biggest hits from the NME/Radio 1 Stage so far today (Friday).
Reading Festival 2010 continues with sets from Guns n' Roses, Queens Of The Stone Age and more.