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Arctic Monkeys Play Storming Reading Headlining Set Before Hiatus

By Stephanie Chase | 24th August 2014

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...

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

By Dan Greaves | 12th August 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...

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

By George Percival | 3rd June 2014

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...

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

By George Percival | 30th May 2014

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...

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

By Stephanie Chase | 11th March 2014

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...

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

By Nick Hill | 4th December 2013

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...

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

By Lauren James | 3rd December 2013

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...

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 28th August 2013

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...

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

By Lauren James | 28th August 2013

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th August 2013

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...

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Leeds Festival 2013 Flooding Fails To Bring The Rapturous Crowd Down

By Holly Williams | 28th August 2013

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...

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

By Michael West | 28th August 2013

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...

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

By Holly Williams | 27th August 2013

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th August 2013

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...

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

By Holly Williams | 20th August 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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th August 2013

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...

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

By Hayley Avron | 29th November 2012

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...

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