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Surrey band dedicated their final song to late Architects guitarist Tom Searle

You Me At Six have surprised fans with a secret set at Reading Festival this afternoon (August 27).

The band’s secret set was never officially announced, but had been rumoured since earlier in the day after BBC Radio 1 spotted a “TBC” slot on The Pit Stage’s Saturday bill.

The band, who are currently on a UK tour and hail from nearby Weybridge in Surrey, duly took to the stage at 4pm, greeted by what fans on Twitter said was a “packed” crowd.

One fan called their secret set “sick”, while another said it had “made my entire weekend”. Another tweeted ecstatically: “I have been blessed.”

The band dedicated the final song of their secret set to late Architects guitarist Tom Searle, who passed away earlier this week following a three-year battle with cancer.

You Me At Six aren’t the only band to have surprised Reading Festival with a secret set. Yesterday (August 26) NME cover stars Blossoms played a secret set during which they paid tribute to former tourmates Viola Beach.

Meanwhile, EDM duo Jack Ü debuted their eagerly-anticipated collaboration with Florence and the Machine during their set at Reading Festival last night. The track, reportedly titled ‘Constellations Around My Heart’, has since made its way online.