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Biffy Clyro And Fall Out Boy Announced As Reading And Leeds Co-Headliners


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Biffy Clyro And Fall Out Boy have been announced as the final headliners for this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival. The two American bands join Foals, Disclosure and Red Hot Chili Peppers who are also topping the bill over the August bank holiday.

Fall out boyFall Out Boy have been announced as headliners for this year’s Reading and Leeds festival.

The two bands will play on the same days as The 1975, The Vaccines and rapper A$AP Rocky. Also just added to this year’s bill are HAIM, Travi$ Scott, Jack Garratt, The Wombats, Chvrches and Lower Than Atlantis.

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The Libertines Announce Week Of Small Shows Following Triumphant Reading Set


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The Libertines have announced a string of small live dates to celebrate the release of their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth on September 11th. The band will play five shows over the course of the week, with the first taking place on Monday (September 6th) at the Academy in Glasgow.

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They will then hit Nottingham’s Rock City on September 7th, followed by Bristol’s O2 Academy, then London’s Electric Ballroom before finishing on September 11th at Manchester’s Ritz. The small shows are the band’s first club gigs since 2004.

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Evian Christ Hits Back At Festival Bosses


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The dance music star sparked an online 'Free Evian' campaign after he told fans he had been locked in a cage backstage at the Leeds leg of the event on Friday (28Aug15) because security staff thought he was a gatecrasher.

On Sunday (30Aug15), festival boss Benn alleged Evian - who pulled out of his Saturday (29Aug15) set at the Reading leg in the wake of the incident - had been found "in a not very good state in the woods" and was not "able or willing" to identify himself.

However, the DJ has now hit back, accusing a security guard of taking his pass so he was unable to prove his identity, and alleging he was even threatened with arrest.

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Reading Festival 2015

Atmosphere - Reading Festival 2015 - Day 3 at Reading Festival - Reading, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Limp Bizkit Were Behind Axl Rose And Slash Reunion, Says Fred Durst


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The rocker sang a brief solo of Guns N' Roses classic Sweet Child O' Mine, and told the crowd at the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage that his band was behind a meeting of the feuding musicians earlier this month (Aug15), according to NME.com.

Durst said, "I'd like you to know that we're responsible for Axl and Slash being back together. We had a meeting and it went really well."

The rockers opened their set with their hit track Rollin', and covered Rage Against The MAChine's Killing In The Name Of and even George Michael's Faith during the performance.

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The Libertines , Pete Doherty - The Libertines Performance on Main Stage Headling at Reading Festival Day 3 at Reading Festival - Reading, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Foals Play Surprise Reading Festival Set


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The band shared the news on Twitter.com that they would play the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage at 1.40pm, which came as a surprise to ticket-holders who had no idea the rockers would be performing.

In an intense six-song set, frontman Yannis Philippakis thanked the huge crowd crammed into the tent for coming to see them, and added that the festival "feels like our home".

In the vacant slot between Twin Peaks and Slaves, the Brit rockers kicked off their secret gig with My Number, before launching into Mountain At My Gates, Inhaler, Spanish Sahara, Red Socks Pugie, and finishing the set with What Went Down from their new album.

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Leeds Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Performances

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Reading Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Performances

Sara Pascoe - Reading Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Performances at Reading Festival - Reading, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Mumford & Sons Announce New Tour During Reading Set


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The folk rockers took to the stage on Friday (28Aug15), and wowed the crowds with fireworks, crowd-surfing and a guest appearance from Noah & The Whale's Tom Hobden, who played violin during an acoustic version of Ghosts That We Knew.

Frontman Marcus Mumford told the crowd after their opening number Snake Eyes, "It's f**king good to be back at Reading, we came here for a party," before later confirming the band will be hitting the road later this year (15).

The tour will start on 28 November (15) and finish on 13 December (15), and includes gigs in Dublin and London.

Metallica Return To Reading Festival With Triumphant Set


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After arriving onstage to music and footage from the classic Western movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the rockers opened with Fuel while 40 fans danced in a huge pen onstage.

Frontman James Hetfield told the crowd, "We are Metallica, and this is what we do!"

After an energetic set, which also included fan favourites For Whom The Bell Tolls and The Memory Remains, the rockers kicked off an encore with Whiskey in the Jar, which was dedicated to bandmember Burton, who was killed in a tour bus crash in 1986.

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Pete Doherty Thrilled To Find Favourite Soccer Team In His Hotel


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The rocker hit the stage for the band's headlining spot on the first night of the weekend festival and told fans he couldn't believe his luck.

He said, "It turns out that we're staying in the same Leeds hotel as the QPR (Queens Park Rangers) squad. They're playing Huddersfield tomorrow. Any Huddersfield fans here?"

He then joked, "There are probably more of them on the moon", before dedicating Time For Heroes to QPR legends Stan Bowles and Charlie Austin.

Dj Placed In Holding Pen At Leeds Festival After Security Mistakes Him For Gatecrasher


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He had just completed his set on Friday (28Aug15) when he was bundled off to a fenced area after red-faced bouncers refused to believe he was a performer.

He recounted the drama via Twitter.com, writing, "reading fest cancelled (sorry) cuz leeds put me in a cage... really tho actually got put in a cage at a festival headlined by mumford and sons because the festival staff didnt believe i was a dj... and thought i was 'trying to break into the festival' after my set."

It's not clear how long Evian Christ was detained but it appears it was long enough for him to miss his ride to Reading.

50 Cent Loved Missile-filled Festival Set


50 Cent Leeds & Reading Festival

The In Da Club hitmaker agreed to the risky booking at the Reading Festival in 2004, despite the event attracting a notoriously rock-heavy audience who tend to turn on acts they disapprove of.

After taking to the stage, the hip-hop star was showered with an array of projectiles including urine-filled water bottles, but he is adamant he loved the gig and did not take the crowd's reaction personally as it was all part of the event.

He tells Q magazine, "Oh, that was a fun show. Look, they did that to everybody. They ran a rock group off right before we were on. That s**t was crazy! We all just started throwing s**t. I was singing in between all the s**t landing onstage. They was throwing s**t, we was throwing s**t back. Everything that could be thrown off the stage that couldn't be tied down.

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