Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals – new names

NME.COM reveals the latest additions

Dizzee Rascal, Secret Machines and The Long Blondes are amongst the latest names to be added to the bill for the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals.

Also confirmed for the summer event are Mystery Jets, Peaches, Gogol Bordello, Guillemots, Jet, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Fall, The Shins, Be Your Own Pet, Milburn, Plan B, Giant Drag, Slayer, Goldie Lookin Chain, Hope Of The States, Dresden Dolls and iForward Russia! and The Automatic.

Less Than Jake, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Mastadon, Broken Social Scene, Tapes ‘N Tapes, 747’s, Coheed And Cambria and Flogging Molly will also be taking to the stage during the three day festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 25-27).

As previously reported, this year’s event will be headlined by Franz Ferdinand, Muse and Pearl Jam with bands including Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, The Raconteurs and Dirty Pretty Things also confirmed for the bill.

The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals will take place at Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leed’s Bramham Park.

The line-up now looks like:

Reading: Friday, August 25

Leeds: Saturday, August 26

Main Stage

Franz Ferdinand

Kaiser Chiefs


Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Belle & Sebastian

Fall Out Boy

The Subways

Panic! At The Disco

NME / Radio 1 Stage

Primal Scream

Dizzee Rascal

Special guests

Secret Machines

Mystery Jets


Gogol Bordello


The Long Blondes

Reading: Saturday August 26

Leeds: Sunday August 27

Main Stage


Arctic Monkeys

The Streets


Dirty Pretty Things

The Futureheads

The Cribs


Flogging Molly

NME / Radio 1 Stage

The Raconteurs

Coheed & Cambria


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

The Fall

The Shins

Be Your Own Pet


Plan B

Giant Drag


Reading: Sunday August 27

Leeds: Friday August 25

Main Stage

Pearl Jam


My Chemical Romance


Special guests

Less Than Jake

Dashboard Confessional

Taking Back Sunday


NME / Radio 1 Stage

Maximo Park

The Rakes

The Kooks

Boy Kill Boy

Broken Social Scene

Goldie Lookin Chain

Hope Of The States

Dresden Dolls

The Automatic

¡Forward Russia!

Tapes ‘N Tapes

More acts are yet to be announced for the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals, so stay tuned to NME.COM for the latest festival news.