Television audiences were unable to watch the Arctic Monkeys’ performance at Reading festival on Saturday night after the band requested that the series not be shown live.
the Sheffield group topped the main stage of the event with a choreographed list that included RU Mine ?, I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor and the new song I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am.
The BBC says fans will be able to watch them on BBC One from 11.35pm on Sunday.
A tweet from BBC Radio 1 on Saturday said: “At the request of the artists we will not be able to bring you the Arctic Monkeys live tonight.
“But you’ll be able to watch them tomorrow on BBC One, from 23:35.”
The tweet prompted a shock reaction from some fans, who had hoped to see the performance live.
The Arctic Monkeys will wrap up their sister festival in Leeds on Sunday night.
The band – Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook, bassist Nick O’Malley and drummer Matt Helders – announced their seventh studio album, The Car, earlier this week.
This record was partly captured during a survey in rural Suffolk and comes four years after their last record, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 2018.
All six previous studio albums by the Arctic Monkeys have reached number one in the UK.
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The group’s debut feature, Anything People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, was released in January 2006 to critical acclaim and commercial success.
This year’s Reading and Leeds Festival also featured rappers Dave and The 1975 in the lead roles.
In 1975, it was headed by singer Matty Healy, replacing Rage Against The Machine after the American punk band withdrew over a medical issue involving their frontman, Zack de la Rocha.
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