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Gallows unveiled as The Rats for Reading/Leeds


United Kingdom United Kingdom | by Sam Chapman | 23 August 2010

Following much internet speculation, the British band will appear under their pseudonym The Rats.

A statement on their website reads: “After tearing it up across the states this summer on The Warped Tour Gallows return to play Reading & Leeds Festivals. The band take to the NME / Radio1 stage at Reading on Sunday (30th) and Leeds on Saturday (29th).”

The official festival website, however, suggests the group will be appearing on the Lock Up stage on Friday (27 August) in Leeds before playing the same arena at Reading a day later (28 August).

They are calling for fans to send photographs of them wearing rats t-shirts. Entries have a chance of winning a copy of their anti-societal book ‘Grey Britain’.

Click here for more details.

Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink 182 are set to headline with many more in support.

Click here to see the latest Reading Festival line-up.

Click here to see the latest Leeds Festival line-up.


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Reading Festival 2010 will take place at St John’s Farm, Reading and Leeds Festival 2010 is set to be housed at Branham Park, Yorkshire. Both will take place from 27-29 August.

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wrote on Tuesday 24 August :

That statement on their site is from last year (they weren't on Warped this year) but they ARE indeed The Rats. This has been confirmed by the band when asked. "we are the rats and we run this town" is a lyric from London is the Reason

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