Hayley Williams says Reading & Leeds Festivals give Paramore chance to ‘prove people wrong’

"No matter if you thought you didn't like our music, you actually probably do," the band's singer says

Paramore‘s Hayley Williams has said that co-headlining Reading & Leeds Festivals with Queens Of The Stone Age will give the band the opportunity to “prove people wrong.”

The two US bands will headline the festival this weekend, with Paramore topping the bill in Leeds and Queens Of The Stone Age closing the stage at Reading.

Speaking in the latest issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally, Williams says she is excited to play in front of an audience who might not necessarily be fans of her band going into the performance.

“I think Queens Of The Stone Age are incredible and I’m really excited that our bands are very different,” she says. “I like that we’re both going to be bringing different people to the show. And so we’re both going to be playing to different crowds, but they’re all going to be in one big crowd, so it’s going to be nice.”

She continues: “One of my favourite things to do is to play a festival and prove people wrong and show them ‘Hey, no matter what you think, no matter if you’ve never seen our band before, no matter if you thought you didn’t like our music, you actually probably do. ‘Cos we can really play and we really put on a show and we make it our business to be a great live band’. I’m excited to win over some new fans and I’m excited to show it to the old fans.”

Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014, which take place between August 22-24. It will be both Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore’s only UK festival appearances of the summer.

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Tickets are available now for Reading and Leeds.