Kele Okereke has declared that his solo appearance at this year’s Reading And Leeds Festivals will be completely distinct to Bloc Party‘s Main Stage sets over the last two consecutive events.
The band’s frontman will play a solo set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at the August 27-29 event, and the singer told NME.COM he is raring to go.
“I can assure you that this is not going to be a Bloc Party show in any shape or form,” he declared. “I think people will realise this very early on.”
Okereke is currently working on his debut solo record under the name Kele and promised that despite the differences fans should still expect to get a sweat on.
“Is it a full band or one man with a laptop? Hmm, somewhere in between I think,” he explained. “I don’t want to give too much away but expect some old as well as new faces. It’s going to be a party, that much is for certain…”
See this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands from Wednesday (March 31), for a full interview with Okereke and more of this year’s acts, including a cover story with The Libertines.
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.
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.