Reading And Leeds Festivals: Yeasayer – 'We'll play more than four songs this year!'

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Yeasayer are promising that their return to the Reading And Leeds Festivals will be a less fraught affair than their debut two years ago.

The Brooklyn band will play the NME/Radio 1 stage at the August 27-29 event, see 2010 Reading And Leeds Festivals line-up so far on NME.COM now.

Anand Wilder told NME.COM that along with songs from latest album 'Odd Blood', the band will play new arrangements of their old songs, promising that their appearance will be a “drastically different show [from the one they played when they were last at Reading and Leeds], but still retaining that Yeasayer energy that we’ve come to know and love”.

The band first played the festival in 2008. Back then the group's Reading set was reduced to just four songs because of technical difficulties.

“It took us so long to set up – the monitors were messed up,” explained Wilder. “[It's like that] when you’re a band starting out and you don’t have your own sound guy and you don’t have your own monitor person.”

Now with their own crew, the band hope to be able to spend time looking around the festival – although not everyone on the bill is to their liking.

“I’m not really a fan of Guns N’ Roses. It would probably be fun to start a fight with them," Wilder joked. "I know the NME are definitely going to print that – it’s gonna be like ‘Yeasayer calls out Guns N’ Roses!”

Fellow headliners Arcade Fire are a different matter though. “I doubt we’ll be hanging out with them – they’re probably on a much bigger stage," said Wilder. "But if I see them at catering I will definitely be like ‘Yo! What’s up!’”

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 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 NME.COM/radio for more on the festival.

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