Weezer and We Are Scientists speak about their Reading And Leeds Festivals plans

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American bands Weezer and We Are Scientists have vowed to provide the fitting send-off to the Briitish summer this year when they play the Reading And Leeds Festivals.

Both bands have signed up for the August 27-29 event, and have told NME.COM that they intend to make sure the August Bank Holiday Weekend go with a bang.

“Why are Weezer the perfect band to help bring the British summer to a climax? Because we are going to throw down molten rock,” declared the band’s Pat Wilson of their Main Stage slot.


Meanwhile We Are Scientists will be playing the NME/Radio 1 Stage‘s big top, and say the festivals are among their favourite things on the planet.

“They’ve become such a big part of our summer, we would happily give up popsicles, waterslides, and unicorn sightings before we’d skip Reading And Leeds,” the duo explained. “But do not ask us to choose between these festivals and beer!”

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Guns N’ Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 are set to headline the 2010 bash – while The Libertines are set to reform especially for the event. Read the full 2010 Reading And Leeds Festivals line-up on NME.COM now.

Get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands from Wednesday (March 31), for exclusive interviews with this year’s acts, including a cover story with The Libertines.

In the meantime you can watch a video interview with Reading And Leeds Festivals chief Melvin Benn about this year’s event on the right.


Plus tune into NME Radio via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB nationwide or NME.COM/radio for more on the festival.