Reading and Leeds 2014: Organisers hint at secret guest appearance

The organisers of Reading and Leeds have hinted at a surprise special guest appearance at this year’s festival.

With only too weeks to go, Jon McilDowie – who helps book the festival – suggested that an ‘arena sized band’ will be making a special guest appearance.

Speaking to Xfm, Jon said: “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.’

“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 whether any of these acts would appear at the festival, he said: “One of them will… It’s going to be a surprise.”

The secret band will be joining festival headliners Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182.

Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014 take place on August bank holiday weekend, 22-24 August, and tickets are available here.