Pendulum confirm secret sets at Reading & Leeds Festivals 2022

The band's first live band performances in the UK since 2018 will see them debut brand new music and cover Enter Shikari with Rou Reynolds

Pendulum have confirmed their expected secret sets at this weekend’s Reading & Leeds Festivals 2022 – get all the details below.

Yesterday (August 26) on the first day of music at this year’s pair of events, a cryptic poster displaying Pendulum’s band logo was spotted at R&L’s southern edition. It features a UK phone number (+44 7888 863751) that, when called, plays a pre-recorded message regarding a mystery show.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we understand that you have come tonight to bear witness to the sound of drum and bass,” a voiceover states. “We regret to announce that this is not the case. As instead we come tonight to bring you the sonic recreation of the end of the world.”

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It adds: “Reading Festival prepare to hold your colour.” A similar message is also sent to the caller as a text.

The band have now confirmed that they will play the Dance Stage tonight (August 27) at 7.30pm, before heading north to Leeds on Sunday (28) to play the same stage at 7pm.

At what will be their first full live band performances in the UK since April 2018, the band will debut brand new material and welcome Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds to the stage to perform his band’s hit ‘Sorry You’re Not A Winner’.

Get full details on the sets below.

Pendulum made their return in 2020 following a 10-year hiatus. The Australian drum and bass outfit have recently performed at Lowlands Festival, Pukkelpop and Venoge Festival, according to Setlist.FM.

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They are yet to follow up on their third and most recent studio album, 2010’s ‘Immersion’. However, the band have shared a string of singles since making a comeback almost two years ago.

Speaking to NME about Pendulum’s approach to writing songs following a lengthy break, frontman Rob Swire explained: “You don’t want to come back full-pop and have everyone like, ‘What the fuck happened?’ It’s just about remembering what your own sound is.”

Reading & Leeds 2022 continues today with performances from Arctic MonkeysBring Me The HorizonFontaines D.C. and Wolf Alice.

Check back at NME here for the latest news, reviews, photos, interviews and more from Reading & Leeds 2022.

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