Reading and Leeds Headliners Revealed!
Tickets are on-sale now!
Photographer: Shirlaine Forrest30 March 2009
Organisers have managed to secure all three bands on UK festival exclusives, with Thom Yorke and Co set to close Reading
Festival on Sunday 30 August and Leeds on the Saturday (29 August).
As predicted on Virtual Festivals, Kings Of Leon will play Reading on Friday 28 August and close Leeds on the Sunday (30 August).
Other names announced for the main stage will include Kaiser Chiefs, Placebo, Fall Out Boy, Deftones and Funeral For A Friend playing Leeds on the Sunday and Reading on the Friday.
Performing on Reading’s main stage on the Saturday and opening Leeds Festival on the Friday are The Prodigy, Maximo Park, Ian Brown, Enter Shikari and Josh Hommes’ second band Eagles Of Death Metal.
Bloc Party are set to return to the events for a second consecutive year on the main stage at both events along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend and Brand New.
Glasvegas and The Gossip are set to headline the NME/Radio 1 Stage with Jamie T, AFI, White Lies, Friendly Fires, The Maccabees and Gallows also set to play in August.
Two of Virtual Festivals picks for 2009, Florence And The Machine and The Gaslight Anthem are also set to play in the tent.
Tickets are on sale now priced at at £175 (plus booking fee) for a weekend camping pass or £70 for day tickets.
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Reading Festival 2009 will take place at Little Johns Farm, Reading, while Leeds Festival 2009 is set to be held at Branham Park, Leeds.
Both run from 28-30 August and share the same line-up.
The full line-up is as follows:
Reading Friday 28/Leeds Sunday 30
Kings Of Leon
Fall Out Boy
Funeral For A Friend
Reading Saturday 29/Leeds Friday 28
Eagles Of Death Metal
NME/Radio 1 Stage
Reading Sunday 30/Leeds Saturday 29
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
NME/Radio 1 Stage
The Gaslight Anthem
Florence And The Machine