Rain predicted ahead of Reading And Leeds Festivals

If you're heading for either site this weekend, you should pack some wellies

Rain predicted ahead of Reading And Leeds Festivals

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Punters heading to Reading And Leeds Festivals this weekend can expect a mixed weekend of weather, with both sites also almost certain to get some rain.

According to Metcheck, the festival's Reading site will be dry all day Thursday (August 23) as punters are setting up camp and will also be rain-free on Friday (August 24) with temperatures of up to 20 degrees, meaning The Cure and Paramore should play to happy crowds.

Saturday (August 25) will be cooler with temperatures only set to hit 18 degrees, but again no rain is predicted. However this is set to change on Sunday (August 26) with showers set to fall in the afternoon. It should have cleared by early evening though, so Foo Fighters will be able to play a rain-free set.

Up in Leeds, rain is predicted to come down on Thursday, meaning campers may have set up their tents in light showers.

Sadly, things are not set to get much better, with rain predicted to fall all day on Friday and for most of Saturday. It is predicted stop for Saturday evening though, so The Cure may well get to play a rain-free set.

Sunday is also set to be rain-affected, with showers anticipated to fall throughout the afternoon and evening.

The Cure, Foo Fighters and Kasabian will headline this summer's Reading And Leeds Festivals, with The Vaccines, Enter Shikari, At The Drive-In, Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six and All Time Low playing high profile slots. See below for the line-up so far.

See NME.COM/festivals/reading-and-leeds, Readingfestival.com and Leedsfestival.com for more information about this summer's events.

To a read the ultimate Reading And Leeds Festivals preview, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.

The Reading And Leeds Festivals line-ups so far are:

Reading: August 24 (Fri), Leeds: August 25 (Sat)

Main Stage

The Cure
Paramore
Bombay Bicycle Club
You Me At Six
Crystal Castles
Angels and Airwaves
Coheed and Cambria
Cancer Bats
Deaf Havana

NME/Radio 1 Stage

The Maccabees
Foster The People
The Courteeners
Graham Coxon
Passion Pit
The Blackout
The Hives
Spector
Friends
Hadouken!
Here We Go Magic

The Lock Up Stage

Social Distortion
Anti Flag
Every Time I Die
Bouncing Souls
Saves The Day
Touche Amore
A Wilhelm Scream
Ceremony
Random Hand
Dead To Me
Star Fucking Hipsters
Pettybone

The Alternative Stage

Chris Ramsey (Reading)
Nathan Caton (Reading)
Late Night Gimp Fight (Reading)
Scroobius Pip (Reading)
Jason Byrne (Leeds)
Stephen K Amos (Leeds)
Naz Osmanoglu (Leeds)
Tom Deacon (Leeds)
Joel Dommet (Leeds)
Abandoman (Leeds)
Chris Shepherd (Leeds)

Reading: August 25 (Sat), Leeds: August 26 (Sun)

Main Stage

Kasabian
Florence And The Machine
The Vaccines
Enter Shikari
The Shins
Odd Future
Mystery Jets
Blood Red Shoes
Los Campesinos!

NME/Radio 1 Stage

At The Drive-In
The Cribs
Mastodon
Billy Talent
Miike Snow
Santigold
Dry The River
Twin Atlantic
Pure Love

Dance Stage

Metronomy
Katy B
Azealia Banks
Jaguar Skills
Modestep
Feed Me
Grimes
Japanese Popstars
Clement Marfo And The Frontline
Jagga
Zinc (DJ Set)

The Alternative Stage

Reginald D Hunter (Reading)
Lee Nelson (Reading)
Doc Brown (Reading)
Chris Cox (Reading)
Jimmy McGhie
Jeff Leach (Reading)
Kid Koala (Reading)
Benjamin Zephaniah (Reading)
Al Murray (Leeds)
Chris Ramsey (Leeds)
Nathan Caton (Leeds)
Late Night Gimp Fight (Leeds)
Scroobius Pip (Leeds)

Reading: August 26 (Sun), Leeds: August 24 (Fri)

Main Stage

Foo Fighters
The Black Keys
Kaiser Chiefs
Bullet For My Valentine
All Time Low
The Gaslight Anthem
Eagles Of Death Metal
Band Of Skulls
Pulled Apart By Horses

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Justice
Two Door Cinema Club
The Horrors
SBTRKT
Mark Langegan Band
The Joy Formidable
Tribes
Django Django
Howler
Of Monsters And Men

The Lock Up Stage

Less Than Jake
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Gallows
Turbonegro
Trash Talk
Good Riddance
The Skints
Polar Bear Club
This Is Hell
The Flatliners
Apologies, I Have None

The Alternative Stage

Jason Byrne (Reading)
Stephen K Amos (Reading)
Sean Walsh
Glenn Wool
Holly Walsh
Katherine Ryan (Reading)
Doc Brown (Leeds)
Damo Clark
Popcorn Comedy
Dave Twentyman (Leeds)
Kid Koala (Leeds)

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