Green Day confirm Reading Festival ‘Dookie’ appearance, announce London stadium show

The pop punk band will headline Emirates Stadium on June 1, 2013

Green Day have confirmed that they will be appearing at Reading Festival this weekend, to play their seminal 1994 album ‘Dookie’ in full.

The band also revealed that they will be embarking on a UK tour next year, kicking off with a show at Emirates Stadium in North London on June 1.

The band broke the news earlier this evening on Radio 1. The pop punk veterans are currently in the UK as part of a short European tour, and earlier this week announced a show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire for tomorrow (August 23).


The first hint that the band would be appearing at Reading Festival came when Billie Joe Armstrong wrote on his Twitter feed: “Hello England! What rhymes with shredding??!!” It will be the band’s first appearance at the festival since headlining in 2004. They will play at 12pm on Saturday (August 25) on the NME/Radio 1 stage.

Green Day then play another ‘surprise’ show at Le Trianon in Paris on Monday (August 27).

Green Day release the first part of their three-album series ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’, ‘¡Tré!’, on September 24. Last week, the band debuted another track from ‘¡Uno!’ – ‘Kill The DJ’ – and have promised more surprises as the sequence unfolds.