Blur, Metallica and Linkin Park make up the hard-rocking trio of headliners for this Summer's (03) THE CARLING WEEKEND: READING AND LEEDS festival in Britain.

The traditional rock event, from 22 August to the 24 August, will also feature BLINK 182, THE White Stripes, System Of A Down, Beck and COURTNEY LOVE.

Blur will perform with new guitarist NICK McCABE, who replaced ousted Graham Coxon earlier this year (03).