Blink 182’s Travis Barker adds to Reading, Leeds rumours

Blink 182 at Leeds Festival 2003 by Sara Bowrey
Blink 182 at Leeds Festival 2003 by Sara Bowrey

Drummer Travis Barker has fuelled speculation that Blink 182 will return to Reading and Leeds this summer by announcing the group will be playing European festivals in August.

Following their reformation last year, the pop punk trio have been rumoured to return to a UK event this summer for the first time since 2003.

However, the only festival dates the group are currently confirmed for are German festivals Area 4 and Highfield.

In an interview with MTV, the tattooed tub thumper revealed that Blink 182 are set to spend six weeks in Europe. "We go to Europe in August for all the festivals […] we do, like, six weeks out there, and then our album will come out probably early next year,” he said.

The drummer revealed that he hoped the band would then be in the studio later in the year, for an album release next spring.
and My Chemical Romance are strongly rumoured as headliners for Reading and Leeds and if Blink 182 are confirmed, it would make three American headliners for 2010.

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Pre-sale tickets for Reading and Leeds have now sold out with the next batch set for release in the spring.

Reading Festival 2010 will take place at Little John's Farm, Reading while Leeds Festival 2010 will be held at Bramham Park, Weatherby, just outside Leeds.

Both Festivals will take place from 27-29 August.