First acts confirmed for Reading/Leeds

Franz Ferdinand, Muse, and Pearl Jam will headline this year's Reading and Leeds festivals, topping another stunning lineup that also includes Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Placebo, and many more. Buy tickets here...

The Reading and Leeds festivals take place at Little John’s Farm, Reading, and Bramham Park, Leeds, respectively on the bank holiday weekend of 25-27 August. 

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Franz Ferdinand headline Friday’s main stage at Reading before performing at Leeds on the Saturday. Second on the bill are Kaiser Chiefs, preceded by Audioslave, Feeder, Belle & Sebastian, Fall Out Boy, The Subways, and Panic! At The Disco. The Radio One/NME Stage will be headlined by Primal Scream.

Muse top Saturday’s bill at Reading and will close Leeds on the Sunday night. Arctic Monkeys, The Streets, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dirty Pretty Things, The Futureheads, and The Cribs will all play beforehand. Jack White’s new group The Raconteurs headline the Radio One/NME tent.

Pearl Jam will close Reading festival on the Sunday night after playing Leeds on the Friday. Placebo and My Chemical Romance are the only other acts confirmed for the main stage, but Maximo Park, The Rakes and The Kooks have been announced to play the Radio One/NME Stage.    

More acts will be confirmed to play in the coming weeks and months, all playing across four main arenas at both festivals.

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