You Me At Six surprise fans with secret set at Reading Festival

Surrey band dedicated their final song to late Architects guitarist Tom Searle

You Me At Six have surprised fans with a secret set at Reading Festival this afternoon (August 27).

The band’s secret set was never officially announced, but had been rumoured since earlier in the day after BBC Radio 1 spotted a “TBC” slot on The Pit Stage’s Saturday bill.


The band, who are currently on a UK tour and hail from nearby Weybridge in Surrey, duly took to the stage at 4pm, greeted by what fans on Twitter said was a “packed” crowd.

One fan called their secret set “sick”, while another said it had “made my entire weekend”. Another tweeted ecstatically: “I have been blessed.”


The band dedicated the final song of their secret set to late Architects guitarist Tom Searle, who passed away earlier this week following a three-year battle with cancer.

You Me At Six aren’t the only band to have surprised Reading Festival with a secret set. Yesterday (August 26) NME cover stars Blossoms played a secret set during which they paid tribute to former tourmates Viola Beach.

Meanwhile, EDM duo Jack Ü debuted their eagerly-anticipated collaboration with Florence and the Machine during their set at Reading Festival last night. The track, reportedly titled ‘Constellations Around My Heart’, has since made its way online.


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