Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals – the full line-up

NME.COM has all the confirmed names

The first wave of bands playing the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals have been revealed.

Following this evening’s (April 3)earlier announcement that Franz Ferdinand, Muse and Pearl Jam will be headlining this year’s event, NME.COM can now reveal that Kaiser Chiefs, Audioslave, The Raconteurs, Primal Scream, Arctic Monkeys, The Streets, Dirty Pretty Things and Maximo Park are also lining-up for the August bash.

Taking place between August 25 and 27 at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds, other bands set to appear at the three-day festival include Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Futureheads, The Cribs, Placebo, My Chemical Romance and The Rakes.

Tickets for the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals go on sale from 7.30pm tonight.

Our allocation of Reading tickets have now sold out. However, for ticket availability for Leeds go to NME.COM/Gigs.

For the full story of this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals line-up, plus interviews with the bands playing, check out this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands nationwide from April 5.

Meanwhile this year’s line-up so far is:

Reading: Friday, August 25

Leeds: Saturday, August 26

Main Stage

Franz Ferdinand

Kaiser Chiefs



Belle & Sebastian

Fall Out Boy (Reading)

The Subways

Panic! At The Disco

NME / Radio 1 Stage

Primal Scream

Reading: Saturday August 26

Leeds: Sunday August 27

Main Stage


Arctic Monkeys

The Streets

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Dirty Pretty Things

The Futureheads

The Cribs


NME / Radio 1 Stage

The Raconteurs

Reading: Sunday August 27

Leeds: Friday August 25

Main Stage

Pearl Jam


My Chemical Romance

NME / Radio 1 Stage

Maximo Park

The Rakes

The Kooks

Boy Kill Boy

More acts are set to be announced soon, so keep checking NME.COM/Festivals for the latest festival news.