Reading and Leeds

9 Jun

There have been yet more additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds festival. The Festival Republic stage has been announced and there are some great bands playing. Headlining are La Roux, The Blackout and Marmaduke Duke. I’m particularly thrilled with Bear Hands, The Soft Pack, Golden Silvers and Lightspeed Champion and I’m sure there are other bands to be discovered before August.

The View and The Living End have been added to the Radiohead day on main stage (with two or three more still to be announced) and still no word on Faith No More who are rumoured to be headlining the NME/Radio 1 stage above Jamie T. Below is a complete rundown of the new additions.

Soulsavers with Mark Lanegan, Black Lips, Bring Me The Horizon, Atreyu, Lightspeed Champion, The Rumblestrips, The Big Pink, Broken Records, Bombay Bicycle Club, Marina And The Diamonds, Skint And Demoralised, The Temper Trap, The Soft Pack, Hockey, Bear Hands, Amazing Baby, A Place To Bury Strangers, A Day To Remember, Fight Like Apes, Titus Andronicus, Middle Class Rut, Single File, Jack’s Mannequin, Pulled Apart By Horses, Grammatics, The Chapman Family, Detroit Social Club, Golden Silvers, Baddies, Go Audio, The Joy Formidable, Magistrates, The Hot Rats, Mariachi El Bronx, The View and The Living End.

They join an already excelent line up led by Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy and Kings Of Leon. For the complete line-up visit or and look for the famous yellow poster.

The Alternative stage, Dance tent and BBC introducing are still to be reveled and I would be surprised if we didn’t see a couple more for the Main Stage, NME tent and FR stage. Time will tell…

One Response to “Reading and Leeds”

  1. PMS June 22, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    La Roux is the pick there

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