Fans react to Reading And Leeds Festival headliners

You give your verdict on The Killers, Rage Against The Machine and Metallica

Music fans have been reacting to the news that The Killers, Metallica and Rage Against The Machine are to headline the Reading And Leeds Festivals, as revealed exclusively on NME.COM yesterday.

Fans have been contacting NME.COM with their comments on the all-American headlining trio at the festival, which takes place August 22-24.

NME.COM user emo_lol reckons the headliners are part of “the best ever line-up at Reading and Leeds”, adding, however, that “the Manics should blatantly be headlining over The Killers“.

Tandethsquire, meanwhile, reckoned that the headliners “definitely trump Glastonbury” and their line-up of Jay-Z, Kings Of Leon and The Verve.

Other fans, such as underclasshero, preferred to concentrate on other bands on the bill. “Tenacious D are playing? That’s wicked. Taking Back Sunday deserved their Main Stage slot as well, they’re an awesome live band. It’s good that Bloc Party and Biffy Clyro are playing too”.

SuperMikey added: “Wow, took me ages to get my ticket but boy, is it going to be worth it! What an effing brilliant line-up so far!”

Not everyone shared SuperMikey‘s enthusiasm, however, with chalkorourke deriding festival supremo Melvyn Benn’s claim that the headliners will “blow the other festivals out of the water”, saying: “I think Melvyn Benn is blowing something out of his arse! The Killers? Crap!”

Metallica provoked the ire of lmb92, who said: “What the fuck have Metallica offered to music? A stupid excuse for a metal band!”

Modern Rubbish, meanwhile questioned the booking of Bloc Party again: “Do they really need Bloc Party to play virtually the same slot two years in a row? Apart from Rage and the Manics that is a very boring line up. Festival-less summer for me this year.”

You can have your say too by commenting on the news story.

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.