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Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens and more added to Reading and Leeds 2016 Line-up

Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes among new additions

Jordan Hughes

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Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes were among the ten new line-up announcements for Reading and Leeds 2016.

Radio 1 Rock Show presenter Daniel P Carter announced the additions to the line-up on his show last night (February 28) at 8pm.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Sleeping with Sirens will join headliners Foals, Disclosure and Red Hot Chilli Peppers on the main stage over the festival weekend.

Meanwhile bands set to play the Pit Stage include Dillinger Escape Plan, Asking Alexandria, Fearless Vampire Killers, Creeper, Citizen, Wakrat, Dead! and Kvelertak.

These additions will also be joined by Eagles of Death Metal, Slaves, Twenty One Pilots and Parkway Drive over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 26-28).

Newly announced additions:

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Asking Alexandria
Sleeping with Sirens
Dillinger Escape Plan
FVK – Fearless Vampire Killers
Creeper
Citizen
Wakrat
Dead!
Kvelertak


Previously announced:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
The 1975
Courteeners
Boy Better Know
Twenty One Pilots
Eagles Of Death Metal
Slaves
Hinds
Rat Boy
DJ EZ
Foals
Disclosure
Jack Ü
Imagine Dragons
Two Door Cinema Club
Fetty Wap
Crystal Castles
Parkway Drive
Nothing But Thieves
The Internet
Oliver Heldens
Hannah Wants
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CassetteBoy vs DJ Rubbish


Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have recently cancelled their February/March European tour due their frontman falling ill, with the band tweeting:

"If you know Frank, you'll know he is more bummed than anyone. Go wish him a speedy recovery so we can hit the rest of this tour! ”

Reading and Leeds 2016 co-headliners, Foals, previously about their line-up slot: “We're absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It's a dream come true. We've worked our way up on our own terms & to be given the chance to headline one of world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us & hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns & focus on what matters, you'll get there & smash it. Onwards & upwards friends. Long live the guitar band."
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