The Big Pink 'have a point to prove' at Reading And Leeds Festivals

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The Big Pink's Milo Cordell says he feels the band "have a point to prove" at the Reading And Leeds Festivals 2010, after describing their performances at the event last year as "so bad".

The band are set to play the NME/Radio 1 Stage at this year's event, which takes place on August 27-29.

Speaking to NME.COM about last year's festival, Cordell said a combination of illness and exhaustion affected the band's performances.

"The good thing about Reading too is you don't have any memories because you just get so drunk. If you can remember anything, you didn't have a good time," he explained. "No, seriously though our Reading and Leeds performances were so bad last year because our drummer had flu and we were just so exhausted. This year we've got a real point to prove."

Cordell also revealed that this year the band are planning to have a bizarre stage set-up for their appearance at the festival: "We are hoping to have this thing called 'The Brain' onstage which is basically a huge brain of televisions and aerials for our forthcoming tour, and we're hoping we can bring it to Reading And Leeds too."

To check the availability of Reading And Leeds Festivals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 are set to headline the 2010 bash – while The Libertines are set to reform especially for the event. Read the full 2010 Reading And Leeds Festivals line-up on NME.COM now.

Get this week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands from Wednesday (March 31), for exclusive interviews with this year's acts, including a cover story with The Libertines.

In the meantime you can watch a video interview with Reading And Leeds Festivals chief Melvin Benn about this year's event on the right.

Plus tune into NME Radio via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB nationwide or http://www.nmeradio.co.uk>NME.COM/radio for more on the festival.

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