Ed Byrne, Peter Kay and Phill Jupitus are among the big names confirmed...

ED BYRNE, ROSS NOBLE, PETER KAY, PHILL JUPITUS and OTIS LEE CRENSHAW are among the comedians confirmed to perform at the CARLING WEEKEND FESTIVALS in READING and LEEDS on August 25-27, can reveal.

The acts will be joined in the UK Play Comedy Tent, by The Bastard Son of Tommy Cooper, Boothby Graffoe, Rex Boyd, Mitch Benn, Mike Wilmott, Steve Gribbin, Andy Robinson, Mr. Drayton’s World of Quiz and hypnotist Hugh Lennon.

The stage will be compered by ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ team captain Phill Jupitus. Other comedians will be added to the bill in the coming weeks.

Bands appearing at the Carling Weekend Festivals at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Temple Newsam, Leeds (26-28), include Oasis, Primal Scream, Pulp, Beck, Stereophonics, Placebo, Eminem, Muse, Embrace and Ian Brown. Tickets cost #80 for the weekend, or #33 per day, and are available from the ticketshop.

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