READING/LEEDS GETS KNOTTED!

[b]The Wannadies[/b] and [b]Shack[/b] also join the bill of the double header [b]Carling Weekend Festival[/b] this August Bank Holiday weekend...

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Slipknot, Asian Dub Foundation, Idlewild, THE WANNADIES and SHACK have all been added to the line up for the Reading/Leeds Carling Weekender double header, to be held on August 25-27, nme.com can announce.

Slipknot will take to the main stage at Leeds on August 26 alongside Stereophonics, Placebo and Eminem before heading down to Reading on the following night. It will be their last British dates of this year. The band recently cancelled the rest of their European tour because of "personal reasons" for percussionist Shawn.

Asian Dub Foundation, whose second album 'Community Music' was awarded an unprecedented ten out of ten in last week's NMEissue dated March 18, will join Oasis, Primal Scream, Foo Fighters and The Bluetones on the main stage in Reading on August 25 before moving to Leeds on August 28. Idlewild have an opportunity to road-test material from their forthcoming album '100 Broken Windows' when they too hit the main stage in Reading, alongside Pulp, Beck, Gomez, Super Furry Animals and Elastica on August 26, while their turn at Leeds comes on the following night.

Both The Wannadies and Shack play the Radio One Evening Session stage. The Wannadies are in Reading on August 26 and Leeds on the 27, while Shack play it in the other direction kicking off with Ian Brown in Leeds on the 26.

More artists will be confirmed for the three day festival in the coming weeks.

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