Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals headliners announced

NME.COM reveals the big three

NME.COM can reveal the headliners for this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals tonight (April 3).

Franz Ferdinand, Muse and Pearl Jam will top the bill at the summer event which takes place this year between August 25 and 27.

Franz Ferdinand will be taking to the Main Stage on Friday (August 25) in Reading and Saturday (26) in Leeds, while Muse will play on the Saturday (26) in Reading and the Sunday (27) in Leeds.

Pearl Jam have been confirmed to perform on Sunday’s (27) Reading bill and will close the first day (25) of the Leeds leg.

More acts for the event will be announced here on NME.COM at 7.15pm this evening, so be sure to check back.

Tickets for the festival then go on sale at 7.30pm via NME.COM/Gigs.

For the full story on this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals line-up, plus interviews with the bands playing, check out this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands nationwide from April 5.