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Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-up

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015's ever expanding line-up continues to grow with yet more acts announced to appear across the many stages; some of which are well-established, and some up-and-coming, but all definitely worth experiencing...

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-up Add Further Names To Line-up

Reading & Leeds Festival goers will be happy to hear the line up for this year has been released, and it is already looking like an incredible weekend for music enthusiasts. The bank holiday weekend...

Twitter Reacts To Mumford And Sons Headlining Leeds And Reading 2015

Mumford and Sons have been announced as the headliners for this year's Leeds and Reading Festivals and will share the Main Stage with U.S rockers Metallica. The British band, who have enjoyed huge success across...

Metallica To Headline Reading And Leeds 2015

The first announcement has been made as to who will be playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2015, and it’s a big one: Metallica have been confirmed as one of the three headliners!Organisers announced...

Arctic Monkeys Play Storming Reading Headlining Set Before Hiatus

Arctic Monkeys stole the show at last night’s Reading festival, with a storming headlining set packed full of festival crowd pleasers. The set was the band's penultimate performance for a while before they go on...

So, Who's Playing ‘Secret Sets’ At Reading And Leeds 2014?

Every year, festival campsites buzz with rumours of ‘favourite bands playing secret slots’ and unlikely artists playing impromptu performances. As an event with a rich history of putting on secret shows, this month’s Reading and...

Reading And Leeds Festivals Offer Free Tickets

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are offering free tickets to charity volunteers.The annual music festivals, along with a number of other popular summer events, are offering fans the chance to see hundreds of acts for...

Bottled Off: 10 Bands Who Suffered Worse Fate Than Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground

Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was...

Leeds And Reading Festival Line Up: Gerard Way Among The Additions

The latest additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced and amongst the fresh batch of acts is the former My Chemical Romance frontman, who will play his first live shows as...

As Paramore And Qotsa Join Line Up, A Look At The Reading And Leeds Headliners

The final headliners for Reading and Leeds have been announced and for the first time ever festival goers will be treated to four headline acts over the weekend. Yes, joining the already announced Arctic Monkeys...

Blink 182 Will Headline Reading & Leeds Festival 2014 For A Second Time

The pop punk trio, Blink 182, from America will once again be taking the main stage for the Reading & Leeds festival in 2014.Zane Lowe made the announcement on his Radio 1 show on Tuesday...

First Reading & Leeds Festival Acts: Blink 182, Disclosure And Jake Bugg Amongst First Official Announcement

US rockers Blink 182 have become the first headliners announced for the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2014, according to an official announcement from the festival organisers.Blink 182 Are The First Announced Reading & Leeds...

Fresh Off Their Us Tour, Twenty One Pilots Talk Social Media And Cultural Differences At Leeds Festival

Twenty One Pilots are an Ohio-born duo, boasting a light indie/electronic sound and clever lyrics. It’s no surprise then that the band (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun), which was only formed in 2009 has already...

Dan Croll: "I Recorded Most Of My Debut Album In An Old Primary School"

May we introduce to you, Dan Croll - if he isn't on your radar right now, prepare for your music collection to be invaded. The 23 year-old Staffordshire songwriter isn't long out of Liverpool's Institute...

Fall Out Boy Give Out The Leeds Festival Love And Talk About Their Latest Sound

Since their brief hiatus, Fall Out Boy have emerged as strong as they ever were. Returning to their beloved Leeds Festival, bassist Pete Wentz and his band mates talked about what the festival means to...

Leeds Festival 2013 Flooding Fails To Bring The Rapturous Crowd Down

Leeds Festival 2013 may not have brought with it the best weather of the year, with torrential downpours and heavy flooding putting a damper (pardon the pun) on everyone's camping weekend, but the line-up was...

Phoenix Claim, "We Can Copy French Songs, People Think We're Geniuses"

Remember when everyone thought Phoenix was an American band, or a Scandinavian band? It was probably rather annoying for the Versailles rockers, though it seems as though there's one huge benefit of nobody being quite...

Jake Bugg Talks Album Number Two And Partnering With Rick Rubin [Interview]

We managed to grab Jake Bugg for a quick chat at Leeds Festival 2013 over the weekend (August 23rd - 25th) where, among other things, he opened up about what to expect from his sophomore...

Eminem Announces New Album, But Did He Mime At Leeds Festival?

Eminem is well and truly back; having performed in some of the world’s top venues, the Detroit rapper has announced a new album set for release on November 5th, with his new single Bezerk out...

Weather-worries Are Looking Few For Leeds And Reading Festival 2013

It may be nearing the end of the summer but Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 goers don't have much to worry about in terms of the unpredictable English weather this weekend (August 23rd - 25th).The...

Irish Eminem Gig Culminates In 63 Arrests, 35 On Drug Charges

Yes, Eminem says we better “lose” ourselves “in the music, the moment.” He also says we “own it,” we “better never let it go,” But when he said “You only get one shot, do...

Deposit Scheme For Reading And Leeds 2013, Featuring Alt-j, Deftones And Boy Better Know

It may still only be November but tomorrow (November 30, 2012), early bird tickets will go on sale for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, with Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J unsurprisingly featuring on the...

Green Day Had Most Fun Making New Albums

Green Day had the ''funnest time'' recording their new albums.The 'American Idiot' rockers are releasing three records between September and January 2013 - '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!', '¡Tre!' - and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says making them...

Foo Fighters Close Reading

Foo Fighters' played their ''last show for as long time'' at Reading Festival on Sunday (26.08.12).The US rockers closed the three-day event with a 26-song set and frontman Dave Grohl advised fans to make the...

The Vaccines Confused By Their Own Song

The Vaccines don't recognise their own songs.The British rockers were in a club recently when they heard a track they thought was by one of their favourite groups, The Strokes, which they dismissed as not...

Dance To The Radio Line-up Announced For Leeds Festival

The Leeds half of the LEEDS & Reading Festival is getting going a day early with live music provided by Leeds label Dance To The Radio on 23rd August 2012 from around 5pm. Appearing on...

Bbc Introducing Stage Line-up Announced

Festival Republic have confirmed their line-up for the Bbc Introducing Stage at the LEEDS & Reading Festival this August.It's an army of diverse upcoming talent from acts such as heavy rockers Hawk Eyes, LA alternative...

Kaiser Chiefs Excited For Homecoming Gig

Kaiser Chiefs can't wait for their homecoming gig at this year's Leeds Festival.The 'I Predict A Riot' rockers - who hail from the northern UK city - are excited about playing the famous festival at...

Festival Republic Confirm Exciting Leeds And Reading Line-up

Festival Republic's 2012 LEEDS & Reading Festival confirm their mind-blowing line-up for Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2012.From rock to pop to electro and everything in between, these diverse festivals bring together...

Azealia Banks Cancels UK Summer Appearances

The controversial rapper AZEALIA BANKS has cancelled most of her UK appearances this summer. A statement from her representatives read "Azealia Banks will be performing at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekender and LEEDS & Reading...

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