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Horrors, Little Boots, Crystal Castles for Reading And Leeds Festivals

New Found Glory, Virgins also added to line-up

As we took stock of 2006 and started planning the 2007 awards tour, we realised that we were probably in the midst of one of the most exciting times in music this millennium, and had too freaking many bands we wanted to send round the country. Rock and Rave were tussling for dominance so we thought, "Fuck it - let's do TWO tours." Mumm-Ra and their mascot Matthew The Duck took the legendary play-this-and-you'll-be-massive opening slot. They became the exception to the rule, but shook up the early arrivals in time for The Horrors (pictured) and their seaside goth punk with added aggro. The View brought so many choruses they only had room for one pair of jeans for the tour between them, and The Automatic were an awesome prospect to finish the crowd off, even back in the days when they were lumbered with Pennie.
The Horrors, Little Boots, Crystal Castles and Patrick Wolf are among 25 new bands added to the line-ups of the Reading And Leeds Festivals.

The Rakes, Spinnerette, Dinosaur Pile-up, Passion Pit and Lethal Bizzle have also been added to the line-up for the bash, set to take place on August 28-30.

The new additions to the line-ups announced today (May 26) are:

READING FRIDAY (AUGUST 28)/ LEEDS SUNDAY (30)
Main Stage: New Found Glory, Alexisonfire, Madina Lake, Sonic Boom
NME/Radio One Stage: The Horrors, Little Boots, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Virgins, Manchester Orchestra, Dananananaykroyd

READING SATURDAY (29)/ LEEDS FRIDAY (28)
Main Stage: The Rakes, Fightstar
NME/Radio One Stage: You Me At Six, Patrick Wolf, Metric, Spinnerette, Delphic, Dinosaur Pile-Up

READING SUNDAY (30)/ LEEDS SATURDAY (29)
NME/Radio One Stage: Crystal Castles, Passion Pit, Metronomy, Frank Turner, Lethal Bizzle, In Case Of Fire, Broadway Calls

The full Reading And Leeds Festivals line-up so far is:

Main Stage

READING FRIDAY (AUGUST 28)/ LEEDS SUNDAY (30)
Kings Of Leon
Kaiser Chiefs
Placebo
Fall Out Boy
Deftones
Funeral For A Friend
New Found Glory
Alexisonfire
Madina Lake
Sonic Boom Six

READING SATURDAY (29)/ LEEDS FRIDAY (28)
Arctic Monkeys
The Prodigy
Maximo Park
Ian Brown
The Courteeners
Enter Shikari
Eagles Of Death Metal
The Rakes
Fightstar

READING SUNDAY (30)/ LEEDS SATURDAY (29)
Radiohead
Bloc Party
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Vampire Weekend
Brand New

NME/ Radio 1 Stage

READING FRIDAY (AUGUST 28)/ LEEDS SUNDAY (30)
Jamie T
Friendly Fires
Florence And The Machine
The Horrors
Little Boots
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Virgins
Manchester Orchestra
Dananananaykroyd

READING SATURDAY (29)/ LEEDS FRIDAY (28)
Gossip
Glasvegas
White Lies
The Maccabees
You Me At Six
Patrick Wolf
Metric
Spinnerette
Delphic
Dinosaur Pile-Up

READING SUNDAY (30)/ LEEDS SATURDAY (29)
Lostprophets
AFI
Gallows
The Gaslight Anthem
Crystal Castles
Passion Pit
Metronomy
Frank Turner
Lethal Bizzle
In Case Of Fire
Broadway Calls

Lock-Up Stage

READING FRIDAY (AUGUST 28)/ LEEDS SUNDAY (30)
Billy Talent
Anti-Flag
Alexisonfire
Bouncing Souls
Leftover Crack
The Aggrolites
Streetlight Manifesto
Fake Problems
Riverboat Gamblers
The Flatliners
Ghost Of 1000
The Plight

READING SATURDAY (29)/ LEEDS FRIDAY (28)
Rise Against
Thursday
The Bronx
Mad Caddies
Rival Schools
Set Your Goals
Snuff
Municipal Waste
A Wilhelm Scream
Chuck Ragan
Polar Bear Club
The Computers

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.

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