The Killers to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

'We love playing in England,' Brandon Flowers tells NME.COM

The Killers are headlining this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The band will play Saturday (August 23) in Reading and Sunday (24) in Leeds.

Speaking to NME.COM, frontman Brandon Flowers declared: “We thought it would be a good opportunity to come over and play some of our new songs. We haven’t played the new songs off ‘Sawdust’ either. We always love playing in England.”

NME.COM will have more exclusive line-up announcements throughout today (March 31), plus we will be selling tickets from 7.30pm (BST) tonight – go to NME.COM/gigs for more information.

Meanwhile, check out this week’s issue on UK newsstands from April 2 for full interviews and information about this year’s festival.

Plus, as we countdown to tonight’s announcement, share your rumours and wishlists for this year’s festival by commenting in the MyNME box below.