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Arctic Monkeys are set to headline the second day of the Reading Festival 2009 tonight (August 28), while Radiohead will headline the Leeds Festival.

NME.COM will be bringing you live coverage of the three-day bashes.

In Reading tonight on the Main Stage The Prodigy, Maximo Park, Ian Brown and The Courteeners are among the acts playing before the Oxford band.

Gossip will headline the NME/Radio 1 stage in Reading. Glasvegas, White Lies, The Maccabees, You Me At Six and Patrick Wolf will play before them.

The Reading Festival Republic stage will be headed up by The Blackout. Bring Me The Horizon, Atreyu and 65daysofstatic will play before them.

The Reading Lock-Up stage will be headlined by Rise Against, who play after The Bronx, Rival Schools and Municipal Waste.

Over in Leeds Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Brand New and The View will play before Radiohead on the Main Stage.

Lostprophets will head up the NME/Radio 1 stage, playing after AFI, Gallows, The Gaslight Anthem, Crystal Castles and Passion Pit.

La Roux will headline the Festival Republic stage, playing after acts including Lightspeed Champion and The Rumble Strips.

The Leeds Dance stage will be headlined by Deadmau5, who play after Vitalic, MSTRKRFT and Lady Sovereign.

NME.COM will be coming live from both the Reading And Leeds Festivals sites this weekend (August 28-30). Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals for news reports, blogs, video interviews and photos from the event.

Get next Wednesday’s (September 2) issue of NME for the ultimate Reading And Leeds Festivals review.

Plus have your say on this summer – fill in the annual NME Festival survey now to cast your verdict on 2009, and tell festival chiefs who you want to see next year.