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Everything Everything to judge new band competition and mentor finalists

Everything Everything to judge new band competition and mentor finalists

Winners of Relentless presents 'Here To Be Heard' will play Reading Festival this year

  • Apr 28, 2015
Reading and Leeds Festival 2015; Alt-J, Palma Violets lead host of new additions to line-up

Reading and Leeds Festival 2015; Alt-J, Palma Violets lead host of new additions to line-up

This years festival will be headlined by Mumford & Sons, Metallica and The Libertines

  • Apr 21, 2015
The Maccabees to DJ at Club NME as part of Reading & Leeds festival takeover

The Maccabees to DJ at Club NME as part of Reading & Leeds festival takeover

Rat Boy will also perform live at KOKO, London on May 1

  • Mar 19, 2015
Alexisonfire to play Reading And Leeds as they confirm return for summer festival dates

Alexisonfire to play Reading And Leeds as they confirm return for summer festival dates

Canadian hardcore band split in 2012

  • Mar 10, 2015
Reading & Leeds boss: 'We can't put a bill together based on gender'

Reading & Leeds boss: 'We can't put a bill together based on gender'

Melvin Benn addresses concerns that the line-up for this year's festival suffers a lack of female artists

  • Mar 4, 2015
The Libertines to headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2015; More than 50 bands added to bill

The Libertines to headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2015; More than 50 bands added to bill

Band join previously announced headliners Metallica and Mumford & Sons

  • Feb 24, 2015
Final Reading & Leeds festivals headliner to be revealed today

Final Reading & Leeds festivals headliner to be revealed today

Name will be announced on Zane Lowe's radio show and NME.COM from 7pm

  • Feb 24, 2015
Mumford & Sons confirmed as second Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 headliner

Mumford & Sons confirmed as second Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 headliner

Band lead latest line-up additions alongside Royal Blood, Bastille and Catfish & The Bottlemen

  • Feb 2, 2015
Metallica to headline Reading and Leeds 2015, Jamie T and Run The Jewels also on the bill

Metallica to headline Reading and Leeds 2015, Jamie T and Run The Jewels also on the bill

First headliner and acts confirmed for next year's event

  • Nov 25, 2014
Oasis top NME readers' wishlist of bands to headline Reading & Leeds 2015

Oasis top NME readers' wishlist of bands to headline Reading & Leeds 2015

Foo Fighters and The Strokes also figure

  • Aug 26, 2014
Arctic Monkeys pay tribute to Yorkshire roots with white roses as Leeds Festival headline set begins

Arctic Monkeys pay tribute to Yorkshire roots with white roses as Leeds Festival headline set begins

Alex Turner tells crowd: 'Yorkshire, we'll have a right laugh with you today."

  • Aug 24, 2014
Sunday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Sunday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg play Bramham Park on final day of festival

  • Aug 24, 2014
Pulled Apart By Horses pull Leeds Festival set at last minute due to bassist collapsing backstage

Pulled Apart By Horses pull Leeds Festival set at last minute due to bassist collapsing backstage

The band missed their 12.55pm set

  • Aug 24, 2014
Arctic Monkeys headline Reading Festival 2014, hailing 'f-ing good crowd'

Arctic Monkeys headline Reading Festival 2014, hailing 'f-ing good crowd'

Sheffield four-piece return to the three-day bash for the second time in five years with hits from 'AM' and their back catalogue

  • Aug 24, 2014
Paramore's Hayley Williams joined on-stage by sister Erica as band headline Leeds Festival

Paramore's Hayley Williams joined on-stage by sister Erica as band headline Leeds Festival

Band play hit-filled set and avoid technical difficulties as they close second day of event

  • Aug 23, 2014
Saturday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Saturday at Leeds Festival 2014 – the full report

Paramore, Gerard Way, Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend and Metronomy played

  • Aug 23, 2014
Jake Bugg plays secret show at Reading Festival

Jake Bugg plays secret show at Reading Festival

Troubadour performs a six song acoustic set on the BBC Introducing stage

  • Aug 23, 2014
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way opens second day of Leeds Festival 2014

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way opens second day of Leeds Festival 2014

Former My Chemical Romance frontman concludes set with cover of Jesus & Mary Chain song

  • Aug 23, 2014
Blink-182 close first day of Leeds festival with hits, flames, belching and toilet humour

Blink-182 close first day of Leeds festival with hits, flames, belching and toilet humour

Band played in front of a flaming sign reading 'Fuck'

  • Aug 22, 2014
Queens Of The Stone Age headline Reading Festival for the first time with lights and lasers

Queens Of The Stone Age headline Reading Festival for the first time with lights and lasers

Josh Homme and co bring hit packed set to the Main Stage

  • Aug 22, 2014

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