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Maccabees hoping to debut new material at Reading And Leeds Festivals

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The MaccabeesFelix White has said that he is hoping his band will be able to debut new material at the Reading And Leeds Festivals this summer.

The group are set to play on the Main Stage at the event, which takes place on August 27-29.

White said the five-piece were about to embark on writing sessions for their third album, and are hoping to have some songs completed in time for the big shows.

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“Maybe there’ll be a new song in there too, as we’re just writing the record,” he told NME.COM. “We’d hope so, that’s our goal. It’ll only be one or two maximum.”

White added that The Maccabees originally did not plan to play the festival until the offer of a slot on the Main Stage came up. They played the NME/Radio 1 Stage last year.

“We kind of decided while we write our record, it was so good last time we can’t really better that,” he said. “We decided we maybe weren’t going to play at all. Then that offer came in, that is the only way we could possibly beat last year.”

He added: “The Reading Main Stage is almost the promised land. You think of that as the unreachable goal and now we’re playing it. Wherever you are at the festival you can hear the band on the Main Stage. Even if you’re not watching them you’ve got an opinion on them. It’s surreal to know it’ll be us.”

Get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands from Wednesday (March 31), for an exclusive interview with some of the acts playing, including The Libertines.

To check the availability of Reading And Leeds Festivals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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