Miles Kane and Tame Impala speak out ahead of Arctic Monkeys support slots

Royal Blood also discuss 'surreal' gig as Finsbury Park stage begins to take shape

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All three of the bands supporting Arctic Monkeys at Finsbury Park this weekend have spoken out ahead of the shows, as fans have started posting pictures of the stage for the big gig being erected in north London.

Members of Tame Impala and Royal Blood, as well as Miles Kane, speak to NME about Arctic Monkeys two huge London shows this weekend as part of this week's new issue, on newsstands now and available digitally.

Miles Kane is confident the gig will be an event to remember, saying: "I'm sure something is going to happen. I don't know of any covers. They're really excited because it's two massive shows and they're good bands on. It's gonna be a boss event. It'll be one to remember for everyone involved. They are the biggest band around, they're killing it."

He also has style on his mind, adding: "I'm getting a few outfits made as we speak. I may go on a tartan vibe at the minute. It is in the process."

Meanwhile, Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker recalls the first time he met the band and didn't recognise them. "I just thought they were some cool random dudes!" he reveals. "Someone else had to fill me in and tell me that these guys were Arctic Monkeys and they're a big deal. I felt pretty stupid, they're cool people. I'm definitely looking forward to getting a drink with them while we're over. I'm really excited."

Finally, Royal Blood singer Mike Kerr is looking forward to playing for his mum: "It should be pretty surreal. All our friends and family are coming up, which will be nice. Don't worry, I'm not going to dedicate songs to my aunt or anything."

Arctic Monkeys fans in north London have started sharing images of the stage being built in Finsbury Park. See below to see how the staging is coming along.




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