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Green Day, Rage, Muse and the rest of the summer festival rumours

  • AC/DC look certain to headline Download this summer, after the band’s official website released a statement too early. The event will celebrate 30 years of rock at Donington Park in Derbyshire between 11 and June 13. Pic: Phil Wallis

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  • Dave Grohl’s supergroup The Crooked Vultures are also strongly tipped to appear at Download this summer. The trio will perform tracks from their debut album including ‘New Fang’ and ‘Mind Eraser, No Chaser’. PA: PA Photos

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    Added: 01 Sep 2009

  • According to festival sources, Kings Of Leon are set to headline V Festival in August (21-22), after a year of touring with 'Only By The Night'. The band have a remix album in the pipeline featuring tracks by Linkin Park, Mark Ronson and Lykke Li. Pic: Danny North

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    Added: 31 Aug 2009

  • Muse are believed to be headlining Glastonbury (June 23-27) this year alongside U2. Their last headline set there in 2004 was struck by tragedy, as drummer Dominic Howard's father passed away backstage after the show. They're also rumoured to be holding discussions about headlining T In The Park (9-11 July). Pic: PA Photos

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    Added: 13 Nov 2009

  • Already touring in the UK this summer, rumours are rife surrounding Green Day’s appearance at this year’s festivals. Names in the hat include Reading and Leeds Festival (27-29 August) and T In The Park. Pic: Andy Willsher

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    Added: 03 Nov 2009

  • Blink-182 are touring in Germany in August and are strongly rumoured to be playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals a week later. Blink reformed in 2009 after a four-year hiatus. Pic: PA Photos

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    Added: 23 Jan 2009

  • Soundgarden reunited earlier this month, and are rumoured to already be in talks with Knebworth House’s Sonisphere (July 30-Aug 1). They have not played together in 14 years.

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  • Eminem remains a strong candidate to headline London’s Wireless festival in July (2-4), marking his first British stage appearance in over five years. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Never one to shy away from festival appearances, Dizzee Rascal is strongly tipped to be making an appearance at Glastonbury in June. Organiser Emily Eavis recently claimed, "We've gotta have Dizzee, I think that’s a given." He appeared last year to a huge crowd on the Pyramid Stage. Pic: PA Photos

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    Added: 23 Aug 2009

  • MGMT are also rumoured for Glastonbury, and will use the slot to showcase tunes from their new album 'Congratulations' which, according to the band, doesn't have any singles. It does, however, have a song called 'Brian Eno'. Pic: Dan Dennison

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  • Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is expected to make a solo appearance at Glastonbury this summer, perhaps road-testing some of his "weird" new music he was telling NME.COM about in a recent interview. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem

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    Added: 25 Sep 2009

  • Not only do fans have their free gig to look forward to, but a festival appearance may also be on the cards for Christmas Number One holders Rage Against The Machine. The band are on the hotlist for many festival organisers this year, who are trying to convince them to extend their stay. Pic: PA Photos

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    Added: 23 Jan 2009

  • There are strong rumours that My Chemical Romance are to bring the Black Parade, along with new material, to the stages of the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer. Get this week's mag for an in-depth interview with the band about their comeback album. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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    Added: 17 Feb 2009