CARLING WEEKEND – THE OFFICIAL LINE-UP

Green Day, Marilyn Manson and Mercury Rev are among the other bands on the bill...

EMINEM, MANIC STREET PREACHERS and TRAVIS are now confirmed to headline the CARLING WEEKEND FESTIVALS in READING and LEEDS.

This year The Carling Weekend will be staged in Reading and Leeds on the weekend of August 24-26. Marilyn Manson will be appearing on the same day as Eminem and, as NME.COM reported earlier this year, the pair are likely to perform together on at least one song – most likely to be Eminem‘s ‘The Way I Am’.

“The talk’s about Marilyn Manson and Eminem – that’s a real possibility. We haven’t confirmed what we’re doing yet, but it’ll be big and interesting,” Manson said recently about the UK festival collaboration.

The confirmed line-up so far is as follows. Travis will headline the main stage at Reading on Friday (August 24) and Leeds on Saturday (25), with Green Day and PJ Harvey also on the bill. Also on those days, Ash will headline the Evening Session stage and Evan Dando is booked to appear.

Manic Street Preachers will headline Reading on Saturday (August 25) and Leeds on Sunday (August 26). Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Supergrass are also on the main stage on those days; Mogwai are headlining the Evening Session stage and Teenage Fanclub are also playing.

Eminem will headline Reading on Sunday (August 26) and Leeds on Friday (August 24), and there will be appearances by Marilyn Manson and Queens Of The Stone Age. Mercury Rev return to headline the Evening Session stage and Stephen Malkmus will also play.

This year’s weekend ticket prices are the same as last year, £80.

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