Kings Of Leon, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys for Reading And Leeds Festivals

2009 line-up announced today (Mar 30)

Radiohead, Kings Of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will headline the 2009 Reading And Leeds Festivals, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The festival, which takes place between August 28-30, will also see Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, Vampire Weekend, Kaiser Chiefs and Glasvegas joining the line-up in this first announcement. Full the full line-up so far see below.

Tickets for this year’s festival have gone on sale as the bill was announced. Buy yours exclusively through NME.COM by heading to our special ticket link at Seetickets.com/nmereadingleeds.

Meanwhile get this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands nationwide from Wednesday (April 1), for exclusive interviews with the headliners, plus the latest from festival chief Melvin Benn on the radical new plans for the 2009 festival.

The Reading And Leeds Festivals will feature the following bands:

READING FRIDAY (AUGUST 28)/ LEEDS SUNDAY (30)

Main Stage
Kings Of Leon
Kaiser Chiefs
Placebo
Fall Out Boy
Funeral For A Friend
Deftones

READING SATURDAY (29)/ LEEDS FRIDAY (28)

Main Stage
Arctic Monkeys
The Prodigy
Maximo Park
Ian Brown
Courteeners

READING SUNDAY (30)/ LEEDS SATURDAY (29)

Main stage
Radiohead
Bloc Party
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Vampire Weekend
Brand New

Acts have also been announced for the NME/ Radio 1 Stage, with The Gossip and Glasvegas set to co-headline. The line-up for the second stage so far is:

READING SATURDAY (29)/ LEEDS FRIDAY (28)

The Gossip
Glasvegas

Plus the following acts will be playing the stage throughout the weekend:

AFI
Friendly Fires
Florence and the Machine
Gallows
Jamie T
The Gaslight Anthem
White Lies

More names will be announced next week, including a very special headline performance on the NME/ Radio One Stage, so stay tuned to NME and NME.COM.

To check the availability of Reading And Leeds Festivals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

You can also check out a special photo gallery devoted to the Reading And Leeds 2009 line-up.

Meanwhile, let us know what you think of this year’s Reading And Leeds line-up over on the NME festivals blog.