SPREE-MENDOUS!

The hotly-tipped 24-piece join the party...

THE POLYPHONIC SPREE are to headline the CARLING STAGE at the CARLING WEEKEND, READING and LEEDS Festivals.

The 24-member band from Texas, who NME.COM understands are currently being pursued by various major record labels, will headline the Carling Stage at Reading on Friday, August 23 and Leeds on Saturday, August 24. It is the band’s first UK festival.

The Rapture have also been added to the Carling Stage, appearing on the bill between Vendetta Red and International Noise Conspiracy. They play Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday. Meanwhile, Spunge will play the Concrete Jungle in Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday.

Fu Manchu, The Promise Ring and Alkaline Trio will now not be playing the Carling Weekend this year.