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Leeds 2016: Matt Healy Reckons The 1975 Are 'Future Headliners' – Is He Right?

As behoves a frontman who once informed the NME that “the world needs” The 1975's second album titled (deep breath) 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It', Matt Healy doesn't lack self-belief. Before the Manchester band climax with a irresistible version of 'The Sound', he informs an NME/Radio 1 tent packed with a crowd that sprawls into the night sky: “I promise you when we come back to Leeds, we're going to headline this festival.” He could be right, and here's why...

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Leeds 2016: Fall Out Boy Bring Dancers, Bowie Tributes And Empowering Speeches To Co-Headline Set

Fall Out Boy are no strangers to Leeds, but this is the emo stalwarts' first time headlining the festival – something the band's bassist/charisma generator Pete Wentz hails as “a fucking dream come true.” Job-sharing the top slot with Biffy Clyro, here they bring a typically slick mix of fireworks, balloons and a subtle tribute to Bowie to Bramham Park.

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Foals' Reading Headline Set Was A Triumph - Here's Why

Tonight, one of Britain's most beloved bands made the ultimate step-up to the next level. [a]Foals[/a] headlined Reading Festival for the very first time, bringing with them a ton of hits, flashy production and emotion. It would probably have been a brilliant night without half of that, but, with it, they outdid themselves and put on a hugely triumphant night.

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