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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner says Reading & Leeds is 'perfect place to leave things for a while'

Band will bring their global tour of last year's 'AM' to a close this weekend (August 22-24)

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has said that the band's headline sets at Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend "seems like the perfect place to leave things for a while."

The band have toured their latest album 'AM' around the world since headlining Glastonbury in 2013 and will play Reading & Leeds this weekend (August 22-24) alongside fellow headliners Blink-182, Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Speaking in this week's issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally, Turner speaks of his memories of the festivals, both as a performer and a fan. "This festival has a special place in our hearts as it is the only one at which we've truly enjoyed the '360 experience'. As teenagers we attended a few times and fond memories were forged."

He continues: "We've seen a lot of festival crowds over the last 10 summers but this one is different, especially for us as it's the one we were once a part of. Like when we were youths it's a weekend we are once again very much looking forward to and seems like the perfect place to leave things for a while."

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