The winners will also be allocated a space on an Instigate Debate panel at the event. The forum is supported by musicians including Jon ‘The Reverend’ McClure, Carl Barat, Babyshambles and The La’s Lee Mavers.
The Instigate Debate team are holding a debate, titled ‘Dead or Alive: Can Independent Music Survive the 21st Century?’, at both festival sites – with one NME.COM user set to take to the table at each of the sites.
Each of the two winners – one will be chosen from entrants from the north of the UK and one from the south – will get a pair of VIP passes to the relevant Reading And Leeds Festivals site, as well as the place on the table.
To enter head to NME.COM/win. The competition closes on August 19.
“Being on the panel is a two-way street because you have the opportunity to make people think,” McClure said in a statement. “They in turn affect your opinion. It’s a laugh and you can let off some steam.
“This will bring together all the people that matter in music: journalists, musicians and fans to talk about the music they want to hear and the bands they want to see, and how a counterculture could be a major player in what makes it through.”