Including special Club NME nights

Club NME is to provide after-hours entertainment at this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals.

On Sunday (August 27) after the bands have finished the first wristband holders to get to the Fez Club in Reading and Northern Light in Leeds getting free entry to a very special Club NME night with special live performances and NME DJ’s.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, this year the festival continues after the bands have finished with entertainment through to the early hours from Thursday to Sunday at Leeds and Friday and Saturday at Reading.

Elsewhere, the Comedy and Cabaret Stage will feature US burlesque superstar Fancy Chance with the Burly Q Cabaret, a special set from Tilly And The Wall and a host of other cabaret including Lucifire and a collaboration between The Archie Bronson Outfit and The Band of Nod.

The Radio 1/NME Stage this year becomes the Silent Disco at both sites when the bands finish playing, going on till 3am. DJs at Leeds will be from the Brighton Beach club, whilst Reading will see Radio 1’s own Steve Lamacq and Bethan Elfyn joined by DJs from My Ex-Boyfriend’s Records.

Also at both sites, The Dance Stage or Lock-Up Stage (depending on the day) becomes a cinema when the music ends with films until 4am at Reading and 3am in Leeds.

At Leeds, there will be a skate ramp until the early hours with top skaters and BMXers pulling tricks.

The bash, over the weekend of August 25-27, is headlined by Franz Ferdinand, Muse and Pearl Jam.