Arctic Monkeys ban BBC from showing Reading Festival set live

The Arctic Monkeys have requested for the BBC to not premiere their Reading Festival set live this evening.

This year’s star-studded line-up includes a range of performances from the likes of The 1975, Halsey, Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, and Bring Me The Horizon.

The Alex Turner-fronted Sheffield band are set to perform on the main stage tonight from 9:50pm to 11:20pm, however, the broadcaster confirmed their set won’t be available for viewers to stream.

Sharing the news on Twitter, BBC Radio 1 shared: ‘At the artists request, we will not be able to bring you the Arctic Monkeys set live this evening.

‘But you will be able to watch them tomorrow on BBC One, from 23:35.’

The band – which consists of frontman Alex, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley, and Matt Helders have made special appearances at the festival before during their stellar career – and are expected to play some new tracks for the Reading crowd.

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