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Biffy Clyro And Fall Out Boy Announced As Reading And Leeds Co-headliners

Biffy Clyro And Fall Out Boy have been announced as the final headliners for this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival. The two American bands join Foals, Disclosure and Red Hot Chili Peppers who are also...

The Libertines Announce Week Of Small Shows Following Triumphant Reading Set

The Libertines have announced a string of small live dates to celebrate the release of their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth on September 11th. The band will play five shows over the course of...

Evian Christ Hits Back At Festival Bosses

The dance music star sparked an online 'Free Evian' campaign after he told fans he had been locked in a cage backstage at the Leeds leg of the event on Friday (28Aug15) because...

Limp Bizkit Were Behind Axl Rose And Slash Reunion, Says Fred Durst

The rocker sang a brief solo of Guns N' Roses classic Sweet Child O' Mine, and told the crowd at the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage that his band was behind a meeting of...

Foals Play Surprise Reading Festival Set

The band shared the news on Twitter.com that they would play the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage at 1.40pm, which came as a surprise to ticket-holders who had no idea the rockers would be...

Mumford & Sons Announce New Tour During Reading Set

The folk rockers took to the stage on Friday (28Aug15), and wowed the crowds with fireworks, crowd-surfing and a guest appearance from Noah & The Whale's Tom Hobden, who played violin during an...

Metallica Return To Reading Festival With Triumphant Set

After arriving onstage to music and footage from the classic Western movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the rockers opened with Fuel while 40 fans danced in a huge pen onstage....

Pete Doherty Thrilled To Find Favourite Soccer Team In His Hotel

The rocker hit the stage for the band's headlining spot on the first night of the weekend festival and told fans he couldn't believe his luck. He said, "It turns out that...

Dj Placed In Holding Pen At Leeds Festival After Security Mistakes Him For Gatecrasher

He had just completed his set on Friday (28Aug15) when he was bundled off to a fenced area after red-faced bouncers refused to believe he was a performer. He recounted the drama...

50 Cent Loved Missile-filled Festival Set

The In Da Club hitmaker agreed to the risky booking at the Reading Festival in 2004, despite the event attracting a notoriously rock-heavy audience who tend to turn on acts they disapprove of....

Tyler, The Creator Says He's Banned From Entering The UK For "3-5 Years"

The often controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator has claimed that his shows at the Reading and Leeds festivals had to be cancelled because he is temporarily banned from entering the United Kingdom.The American star, who...

Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-up

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015's ever expanding line-up continues to grow with yet more acts announced to appear across the many stages; some of which are well-established, and some up-and-coming, but all definitely worth experiencing...

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-up Add Further Names To Line-up

Reading & Leeds Festival goers will be happy to hear the line up for this year has been released, and it is already looking like an incredible weekend for music enthusiasts. The bank holiday weekend...

Twitter Reacts To Mumford And Sons Headlining Leeds And Reading 2015

Mumford and Sons have been announced as the headliners for this year's Leeds and Reading Festivals and will share the Main Stage with U.S rockers Metallica. The British band, who have enjoyed huge success across...

Metallica To Headline Reading And Leeds 2015

The first announcement has been made as to who will be playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2015, and it’s a big one: Metallica have been confirmed as one of the three headliners!Organisers announced...

Arctic Monkeys Play Storming Reading Headlining Set Before Hiatus

Arctic Monkeys stole the show at last night’s Reading festival, with a storming headlining set packed full of festival crowd pleasers. The set was the band's penultimate performance for a while before they go on...

So, Who's Playing ‘Secret Sets’ At Reading And Leeds 2014?

Every year, festival campsites buzz with rumours of ‘favourite bands playing secret slots’ and unlikely artists playing impromptu performances. As an event with a rich history of putting on secret shows, this month’s Reading and...

Reading And Leeds Festivals Offer Free Tickets

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are offering free tickets to charity volunteers.The annual music festivals, along with a number of other popular summer events, are offering fans the chance to see hundreds of acts for...

Bottled Off: 10 Bands Who Suffered Worse Fate Than Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground

Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was...

Leeds And Reading Festival Line Up: Gerard Way Among The Additions

The latest additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced and amongst the fresh batch of acts is the former My Chemical Romance frontman, who will play his first live shows as...

As Paramore And Qotsa Join Line Up, A Look At The Reading And Leeds Headliners

The final headliners for Reading and Leeds have been announced and for the first time ever festival goers will be treated to four headline acts over the weekend. Yes, joining the already announced Arctic Monkeys...

Blink 182 Will Headline Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 For A Second Time

The pop punk trio, Blink 182, from America will once again be taking the main stage for the Reading & Leeds festival in 2014.Zane Lowe made the announcement on his Radio 1 show on Tuesday...

First Reading & Leeds Festival Acts: Blink 182, Disclosure And Jake Bugg Amongst First Official Announcement

US rockers Blink 182 have become the first headliners announced for the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2014, according to an official announcement from the festival organisers.Blink 182 Are The First Announced Reading & Leeds...

Fresh Off Their Us Tour, Twenty One Pilots Talk Social Media And Cultural Differences At Leeds Festival

Twenty One Pilots are an Ohio-born duo, boasting a light indie/electronic sound and clever lyrics. It’s no surprise then that the band (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun), which was only formed in 2009 has already...

Dan Croll: "I Recorded Most Of My Debut Album In An Old Primary School"

May we introduce to you, Dan Croll - if he isn't on your radar right now, prepare for your music collection to be invaded. The 23 year-old Staffordshire songwriter isn't long out of Liverpool's Institute...

Fall Out Boy Give Out The Leeds Festival Love And Talk About Their Latest Sound

Since their brief hiatus, Fall Out Boy have emerged as strong as they ever were. Returning to their beloved Leeds Festival, bassist Pete Wentz and his band mates talked about what the festival means to...

Leeds Festival 2013 Flooding Fails To Bring The Rapturous Crowd Down

Leeds Festival 2013 may not have brought with it the best weather of the year, with torrential downpours and heavy flooding putting a damper (pardon the pun) on everyone's camping weekend, but the line-up was...

Phoenix Claim, "We Can Copy French Songs, People Think We're Geniuses"

Remember when everyone thought Phoenix was an American band, or a Scandinavian band? It was probably rather annoying for the Versailles rockers, though it seems as though there's one huge benefit of nobody being quite...

Jake Bugg Talks Album Number Two And Partnering With Rick Rubin [Interview]

We managed to grab Jake Bugg for a quick chat at Leeds Festival 2013 over the weekend (August 23rd - 25th) where, among other things, he opened up about what to expect from his sophomore...

Eminem Announces New Album, But Did He Mime At Leeds Festival?

Eminem is well and truly back; having performed in some of the world’s top venues, the Detroit rapper has announced a new album set for release on November 5th, with his new single Bezerk out...

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