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No, the dance tents at Reading and Leeds won't witness The Shamen's comeback - they're hosted by the rapper's London club The End...

The dance tents at this year’s READING and LEEDS festivals are to be hosted by LONDON based club THE END.

The club, which is owned by ex-Shamen frontman Mr C and tech-house DJ / producer Layo Paskin, has run two dance arenas at Homelands for the last three years. It will be the first time that an individual club has taken ownership of an arena at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

“The history of the Leeds and Reading festivals are well documented and without Glastonbury these festivals are the pinnacle of the musical year,” commented Paskin. “We intend to add some of the style that The End epitomises to our arenas and, with this always in mind, deliver some of the most cutting edge music.”

Appearances by Mr C, Layo and partner-in-crime Matthew ‘Bushwacka!’ B are virtually assured. Click back to NME.COM tomorrow for the full line-up.

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