Skrillex reveals plans for NME/Radio 1 Stage headline set at Reading and Leeds Festivals

The EDM producer also says he'll be releasing new music "sooner rather than later"

Skrillex has said that he will be playing brand new music at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The producer and DJ will be headlining the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Saturday August 24 at Reading and Sunday August 25 at Leeds and has told BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe that his set will feature new sounds. “This is the first time I’ve played a proper Skrillex show at a festival all year, actually,” said Skrillex, real name Sonny Moore. “So I’m exited to play some new music and we have new visuals and stuff that we’re working with.”

He added that his show’s production aspects have received a makeover: “I’m just putting together a lot of new stuff for this show. We have like, production that we used to use that has gotten a makeover, it’s also like, the last time we’re gonna use it as well, so I’m excited.”

When asked if the new music is set for a release, Skrillex replied: “For sure – sooner rather than later, I’d say sooner.” He explained that he has more than an album’s worth of new material, but doesn’t yet know what format the release will take. “I have a lot of music right now, I have more songs than an album… will it be two releases or will it be one release? I don’t know. If it feels like an album, it’s an album, if it doesn’t then it’s gonna be a 10-minute mega song.” He jokingly added: “It’s gonna be a 15-second country ballet!”

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