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An enormous, dual-site juggernaut of new music, Reading and Leeds festival is almost upon us.

Headliners include Blink-182, Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys, with countless other acts set to dominate the weekend's proceedings.

Now the organisers of the festival have hinted that a surprise set from a big band will take place across the weekend. Speaking to XFM, booker Jon McIldowie suggested that fans should keep an eye out for more clues.

"We always get calls about a month before the festival from bands saying, 'You know how we said we didn't want to play your festival, well now we're available and we really do,'" McIldowie said. "I've had about seven of those this year, including a couple from bands that are arena acts who want to do secret shows or do last-minute things."

Asked if anything had been confirmed, he replied: "One of them will... It's going to be a surprise."

(via NME)

Reading and Leeds festival runs between August 22nd - 24th.

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