First Reading and Leeds Festival 2016 line-up announcement to be made next week

Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines headlined this year's festival

The first line-up announcement for next year’s Reading & Leeds Festival will be made next week.

The 2016 event takes place in August next year and follows the 2015 festival, which was headlined by Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines.

Last month bookmakers Betfair listed odds of 6/5 on Guns N’ Roses headlining Reading and Leeds Festival in 2016, amid reports that the band will reunite with their original line-up for a series of gigs.

A press representative cited the fact that they have headlined the festival in the past (Axl Rose’s new-look Guns N’ Roses last headlined in 2010).

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Meanwhile, Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes told NME he wants to headline Reading And Leeds festivals in the future after his band played the penultimate slot on the Main Stage this year.

Speaking to NME about the band’s chances of taking top billing at the festival in the future, he said: “We’ve been doing this for over 10 years now and we’ve put the graft in. In the beginning our parents were driving us to some gigs.

“Touring every step of the way has made us appreciate all of this way more. Do we want to headline here someday? It would be amazing. We feel like we could do it justice. If we got offered that slot we’d make sure it was one to remember.”

You can watch NME‘s video with Bring Me The Horizon from this year’s Leeds festival, in which we followed the band from dressing room to stage and spoke about their future plans, below.
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