Reading And Leeds Festivals: Rage, Metallica and Killers to headline

Babyshambles, QOTSA, Bloc Party - find out who else will be playing

Rage Against The Machine, Metallica and The Killers will headline this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, set to take place on August 22-24.

Tickets are on sale through NME.COM from 7:30pm (BST) tonight. To buy your ticket, head to the NME Reading and Leeds Festivals ticket page for more information.

Rage Against The Machine will headline the Main Stage on the Friday (August 22) at Reading, playing at Leeds on the Saturday (August 23).

The Killers will play Reading on the Saturday, then head to Leeds on the Sunday (August 24).

Metallica will headline Reading on the Sunday and Leeds on the Friday.

On the NME/Radio 1 Stage, Babyshambles, Manic Street Preachers and The Cribs will play headline slots at Reading on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively, playing at Leeds on the Saturday, Monday and Friday respectively.

The likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Fratellis and The Enemy will play below Rage Against The Machine on the Main Stage, with The Wombats and MGMT playing on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

Bloc Party, The Raconteurs, Editors and We Are Scientists will play on the Main Stage beneath The Killers, with Bullet For My Valentine, Justice and Foals playing the NME/Radio 1 Stage below Manic Street Preachers.

Tenacious D, Slipknot and Feeder play beneath Metallica on the Main Stage, with The Cribs playing after Conor Oberst and Pendulum on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

The line-up for the Reading and Leeds festivals so far is:

Reading: Friday August 22, Leeds: Saturday August 23

Main Stage

Rage Against The Machine

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Fratellis

The Enemy

Biffy Clyro

Serj Tankian

Dizzee Rascal

Taking Back Sunday

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly


NME/Radio 1 Stage


The Wombats

Vampire Weekend


Reading: Saturday August 23, Leeds: Sunday August 24

Main Stage

The Killers

Bloc Party

The Raconteurs


We Are Scientists

Dirty Pretty Things

The Subways

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Manic Street Preachers

Bullet For My Valentine



Reading: Sunday August 24, Leeds: Friday August 23

Main Stage


Tenacious D



Avenged Sevenfold

Dropkick Murphys

NME/Radio 1 Stage

The Cribs

Conor Oberst


Keep checking NME.COM for exclusive Reading and Leeds Festival announcements.

Plus, see the new issue of NME, out tomorrow (April 2), for more details on the line-up, plus interviews with the acts playing on the bill, including The Killers, Metallica, Babyshambles, Manic Street Preachers and more.