Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014

Reading and Leeds Festivals get their second 2014 headliner

Photographer: Sara BowreyVirtual Festivals on 03 February 2014

Arctic Monkeys will add to their efforts in world domination with headline sets at Reading and Leeds Festival this year, the twinned festivals they last topped in 2009.

The band celebrated their fifth number one album last year and enjoyed widespread acclaim, including numerous awards, after a string of storming festival headline sets, including Glastonbury in late June.

Joining them on the three day line-up across both sites will be Courteeners, The 1975, You Me At Six, SBTRKT, Pusha T and Warpaint. The dance line-up has also seen its first headliners, with Netsky and Annie Mac both announced. Whilst the newly renamed rock stage, 'The Pit', presented by Daniel P Carter, has got its first addition in the shape of Architects.

Newcomers Royal Blood, Hozier, Issues and Krept & Konan have also been added to the festival line-ups, which already feature Disclosure, Jake Bugg and previously announced headliners Blink-182.


Monkeys stickman Matt Helders said: "We’ve got a lot of history with the festival. It’s the first festival I ever went to – we all went together as kids, with Nick as well. We were 15 or 16 and it was a big deal going to a festival like that on your own."

Reading Festival 2014 and Leeds Festival 2014 take place over the Bank Holiday weekend in August, this year from 22 - 24 August. Reading Festival returns to its traditional home on Little Johns Farm, not far from the centre of Reading, and Leeds Festival also returns to its home of Branham Park.

Reading Festival & Leeds Festival tickets are available now, priced at £202.50 for a weekend with camping, plus booking fees. Early entry permits are £15 again and Campervan permits at £60.

An instalment payment scheme is also available, with the first deposit just £50 and the three remaining instalments of £53.50 each due before the event.

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