My Chemical Romance to headline a UK festival this summer

Gerard Way says band will top a bill somewhere

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has said that the band will headline a UK festival this summer.

During their show at London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday (February 12), the singer announced from the stage that the band would be back to headline one of this year’s outdoor events, although he did not say which one.

The Reading and Leeds Festivals look a likely option. Organiser Melvin Benn said that the event’s three as-yet unannounced headliners won’t be headlining festivals elsewhere in the country this year.

There is still one headliner to be announced for the Download Festival. However, a slot there would be a surprise to some, as the band were not warmly received when they in 2007. Chiefs for the Donington event are due to announce 19 more bands for its line-up on February 23.

The first line-up announcements for Reading and Leeds Festivals are due in March.