Elsewhere, Bombay Bicycle Club teased that they could also be popping up onsite. Following the release of their single ‘Diving’ – a collaboration with Holly Humberstone – the group quote-tweeted a post from Reading & Leeds’ official Twitter (X) account.

“If only there was a way we could play this [track] on stage @OfficialRandL this year 🤔,” Bombay Bicycle Club wrote. “Let’s work something out 👀.”

Later, the band posted “dreams.paper.steps” – a tracking code on the What Three Words app – which directed their fans to a location at Reading Festival.

Bombay Bicycle Club subsequently confirmed a performance on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage at Reading at 12 noon on Friday. It’ll mark the group’s first show at the event in nine years.

“The first time we opened the festival in 2007 the gates hadn’t opened when we went on,” they wrote, “so hopefully we’ll see more of you there this time. We can’t wait to see you there tomorrow.”

A representative for Bombay Bicycle Club told NME that the band will not be appearing at Leeds Festival.

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In other news, R&L organisers have confirmed that they have increased security to “weed out” drug dealers operating at the sites, and banned campfires, BBQs and disposable vapes.

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