Last Shadow Puppets to play Reading And Leeds Festivals – exclusive

Alex Turner and Miles Kane tell NME.COM all about live debut

The Last Shadow Puppets will make their festival – and full live – debut at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Alex Turner and Miles Kane‘s project will play before The Cribs on the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Friday (August 22) in Leeds and Sunday (24) at Reading.

Speaking to NME.COM, the pair revealed that they would mark their side project’s first full gigs in style.

“These will be our first proper gigs,” explained Kane. “We thought we?d have to wait until October to play, but we go the offer and thought, ‘You know what, why not do it a bit early, throw one out there’.”

Kane also hinted what would be in store for the performance.

“We’re going for it. We’ll play the album in full and maybe some new songs,” he said.

For more on the pair’s appearance get this week’s issue of NME on UK newsstands now.

The full line-up for the festival so far on the two main stages is:

Reading: Friday August 22, Leeds: Saturday August 23

Main Stage

Rage Against The Machine

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Fratellis

The Enemy

Biffy Clyro

Serj Tankian

Dizzee Rascal

Taking Back Sunday

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly


NME/Radio 1 Stage


The Wombats

Vampire Weekend


Jack Penate

One Night Only

The Duke Spirit

Be Your Own Pet

Blood Red Shoes

Make Model

Reading: Saturday August 23, Leeds: Sunday August 24

Main Stage

The Killers

Bloc Party

The Raconteurs


We Are Scientists

Dirty Pretty Things

The Subways

British Sea Power

The Automatic

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Manic Street Preachers

Bullet For My Valentine



Seasick Steve

The Ting Tings

Mystery Jets


Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong

Kids In Glass House

Bombay Bicycle Club

Reading: Sunday August 24, Leeds: Friday August 23

Main Stage


Tenacious D



Avenged Sevenfold

Dropkick Murphys


NME/Radio 1 Stage

The Cribs

The Last Shadow Puppets

Conor Oberst


The Music


Lightspeed Champion

Cajun Dance Party

Adam Green


The Metros

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