Reading And Leeds Line Up 2011 – What Do You Think?

So here it is then, the full Reading And Leeds festival line-up 2011. Find out who’s playing where after the jump and let us know your thoughts on the line-up below.

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Headlining the Bank Holiday bash on August 26 – 28 will be My Chemical Romance, The Strokes / Pulp and Muse.

MCR make a long-anticipated return after their 2006 showing, which saw them battle a torrent of plastic bottles as they ripped through much of ‘The Black Parade’. “This song is called thanks for all the bottles” Gerard famously declared, “thanks for all the piss, thanks for all the golf balls, thanks for all the apples and thanks for all the sticky shit.”

The Strokes, meanwhile, are no strangers to the weekend – they played in both 2001 and 2002 and in fact had to be moved out of a tent and onto the main stage in ’01, such was the mania for the band at the time.

While they top the bill in Reading, Pulp will go on last in Leeds. Muse will no doubt bring something intergalactic to Sunday night in Reading (Saturday in Leeds). You may or may not see this lot there.

Here Muse talk about their love for the festival, and how a weekend there in the ’90s encouraged them to form a band.

And Melvin Benn discusses why he booked Muse, MCR and The Strokes, plus talks about his love for Elbow and Beady Eye and reveals which band has given the site’s safety barriers the most cause for concern. He also reveals where to get your tickets without falling victim of tout twats.

Here’s who else is confirmed to play so far:

Reading Friday / Leeds Saturday

Main Stage
My Chemical Romance / 30 Seconds to Mars / The Offspring / Deftones / Rise Against / Bring Me the Horizon / New Found Glory / The Blackout / Architects

NME/Radio 1 Stage
Beady Eye / White Lies / Noah And The Whale / The Vaccines / Metronomy / Patrick Wolf / The Naked and Famous

Festival Republic Stage
The Horrors

Reading Saturday / Leeds Sunday

Main Stage
The Strokes / Pulp (co-headliner, The Strokes headline Reading, Pulp headline Leeds) / The National / Jimmy Eat World / Madness / Two Door Cinema Club / Seasick Steve / The Pigeon Detectives / The Joy Formidable

NME / Radio 1 Stage
Jane’s Addiction / Crystal Castles / Bombay Bicycle Club / Everything Everything / The Kills / OFWGKTA

Festival Republic Stage
The Midnight Beast

Reading Sunday / Leeds Friday
Muse / Elbow / Interpol / Friendly Fires / Enter Shikari / The View / Frank Turner / Taking Back Sunday / We Are The Ocean

NME / Radio 1 Stage
2 Many DJs, The Streets (co-headline) / Death From Above 1979 / Panic! At the Disco / Warpaint / Chapel Club / Cage The Elephant

Festival Republic Stage
Peter Doherty

Alternative Stage
Appearing over the weekend: Tim Minchin, Lee Nelson, Russell Kane, Henry Rollins, Mark Thomas

What do you think of the line-up?

Archive interviews, sessions and live performances from Reading And Leeds:

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