Two Door Cinema Club previewed their sub-headline NME/Radio 1 Stage slot at Reading Festival with a surprise acoustic set on the BBC Introducing Stage this afternoon (August 26).
The band’s set was kept a surprise until the very last moment, with even the stewards around the BBC Introducing Stage kept in the dark about the identity of the secret band.
The trio’s set began with a acoustic version of their new single ‘Sleep Alone’ before they played a country version of previous hit ‘Undercover Martyn’. They ended with a crowd pleasing version of ‘What You Know’. The unplugged performance was broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 as it happened.
Speaking to NME after the show, Sam Halliday said: “It was quite strange to be referred to as ‘secret ‘special guests’, because we’ve never really thought of ourselves as special before.”
The band, who release their new album ‘Beacon’ on September 3, perform at 8.40pm (BST) on the NME/Radio 1 Stage tonight, appearing before headliners Justice.
Reading Festival continues today with sets from Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Bullet For My Valentine, The Horrors and Kaiser Chiefs.
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