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.
— Radio 1 Rock Show (@Radio1RockShow) August 27, 2016
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.”
— Paige Williams (@paigebackstage) August 27, 2016
@youmeatsix secret set was sick! 😁
— Jack 👋 (@JackOSFord) August 27, 2016
— Megan Williams (@youmeMEGatsix) August 27, 2016
— Festivals For All (@festivalsforall) August 27, 2016
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.
— Orla Hannon (@redOrly) August 27, 2016
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.