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Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age to headline Reading & Leeds Festivals

Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age to headline Reading & Leeds Festivals

Vampire Weekend, Bombay Bicycle Club and Macklemore also among latest additions to festival line-up

  • Mar 10, 2014
Reading and Leeds Festivals announce first names for BBC 1Xtra and Dance stages

Reading and Leeds Festivals announce first names for BBC 1Xtra and Dance stages

A further 35 acts, including the remaining headliners, will be unveiled this evening (March 10)

  • Mar 10, 2014
Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders on Reading and Leeds: 'Something big is happening'

Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders on Reading and Leeds: 'Something big is happening'

Drummer speaks ahead of summer of huge live shows, including festival headline sets

  • Feb 6, 2014
Reading and Leeds Festivals' rock stage to be named The Pit

Reading and Leeds Festivals' rock stage to be named The Pit

The change comes after a fan competition to rename the stage formerly known as The Lock Up

  • Feb 3, 2014
Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

Warpaint, The 1975 and The Courteeners also join bill for August event

  • Feb 3, 2014
Reading & Leeds Festivals to give fans chance to name new rock stage

Reading & Leeds Festivals to give fans chance to name new rock stage

Daniel P. Carter will curate stage with Of Mice & Men set to headline

  • Jan 24, 2014
Blink-182 to release new album ahead of Reading and Leeds Festival headline appearance

Blink-182 to release new album ahead of Reading and Leeds Festival headline appearance

US pop-punk trio are working on follow up to their 2009 album 'Neighbourhoods'

  • Dec 4, 2013
Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014 announcement due next week

Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014 announcement due next week

Organisers confirm line-up announcement plans alongside launch of £50 deposit scheme

  • Nov 27, 2013
Reading and Leeds Festivals organiser has booked 'two out of three' 2014 headliners

Reading and Leeds Festivals organiser has booked 'two out of three' 2014 headliners

Melvin Benn discusses his plans for next year's festival while praising the changes made this year

  • Oct 1, 2013
Biffy Clyro: 'There’s nothing wrong with going back down the Reading and Leeds bill'

Biffy Clyro: 'There’s nothing wrong with going back down the Reading and Leeds bill'

Scottish band say they would not expect to close festival if their new material isn't worthy

  • Aug 28, 2013
Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil's guitar goes up in flames at Reading Festival headline show

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil's guitar goes up in flames at Reading Festival headline show

The Scottish band bring 2013's edition of the festival to a close

  • Aug 26, 2013
Eminem brings out two special guests during Leeds festival headline slot

Eminem brings out two special guests during Leeds festival headline slot

Rapper Royce Da 5'9 appeared, as did 'Stan' singer Dido

  • Aug 25, 2013
Reading & Leeds Boss Tips Potential Future Headliner

Reading & Leeds Boss Tips Potential Future Headliner

Melvin Benn tips Chase & Status for future headline slot

  • Aug 25, 2013
Fall Out Boy - 'Elton John's a fan, which is crazy'

Fall Out Boy - 'Elton John's a fan, which is crazy'

Fall Out Boy talk working with Courtney Love and Elton John

  • Aug 25, 2013
Reading And Leeds Festival boss Melvin Benn hits back at Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor

Reading And Leeds Festival boss Melvin Benn hits back at Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor

Benn says 'there's no truth' in the electro-veteran's statement

  • Aug 25, 2013
Frank Turner: 'When I'm on stage I feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be'

Frank Turner: 'When I'm on stage I feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be'

The singer discussed his pre-show mindset as he prepared to go on stage at Leeds Festival

  • Aug 25, 2013
'Eminem Miming? Fuck Off', says Reading and Leeds Boss - Watch

'Eminem Miming? Fuck Off', says Reading and Leeds Boss - Watch

Melvin Benn says claims rapper mimed are 'fucking nonsense'

  • Aug 25, 2013
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor says Reading promoter and Biffy Clyro 'fucked us on production'

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor says Reading promoter and Biffy Clyro 'fucked us on production'

In the tweet, Biffy Clyro are referred to only as 'the band following us (whoever the fuck they are)'

  • Aug 25, 2013
Palma Violets react to Johnny Marr dedicating a song to them at Reading Festival 2013

Palma Violets react to Johnny Marr dedicating a song to them at Reading Festival 2013

The Smiths icon dedicated ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ to the London band on Saturday

  • Aug 25, 2013
Leeds Festival 2013 Day Three: as it happens

Leeds Festival 2013 Day Three: as it happens

Eminem will headline final day of the Yorkshire festival.

  • Aug 25, 2013
 
 
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