Reading, Leeds adds more music and comedy

Reading and Leeds Festival are making the final preparations for this year's event with new comics and musicians announced for the Alternative Stage and much more too.

Matt Abbott, who used to be known as Skint And Demoralised, will be going alone at Leeds, while rib-ticklers Andrew Lawrence, Martin Mor and Josh Widdicombe will only perform at the northern leg of the event as well.

Joshing around at Reading only will be Milton Jones, Brian Gittins and Barry Castagnola, while Angelos Epithemiou, Tom Stade, Tom Deacon, Andrew O’Neill, Steve Gribbin, Mark Olver and Stephen Grant will play both festivals.

Plastic Thumbs, Crystal Fighters, Quemist Soundsystem, Goldierocks, Drums of Death, Dekker, Punks Jump Up and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will all play the Relentless Energy Stage in Leeds.

The northern leg of the event will also have a Gaymers Lost In The Orchard stage with shows from Lewis Floyd Henry, Connan Mockasin and Skinny Lister as well as Cosmic Truth, Broken Hearts and DJ Kobayashi on the decks.

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., Bear In Heaven, Chickenhawk, Spectals and The Neat will also play up in Leeds on the Dance To The Radio stage.

The SilentArena, the world’s largest concurrent silent disco featuring a total capacity of 9000 people across the festival, has also been confirmed for Reading and Leeds.  

The party will on go on into the small hours long after the headline acts have finished, featuring some of the UK’s top DJs competing head-to-head for the crowds attention. Don’t miss your chance to be part an unforgettable experience for you and thousands of others.  Leeds will run from 11pm – 5am. Reading will be over two sites from 10.30pm – 4am with Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn and the Vinyl Vendettas, My Ex Boyfriends Records and more names to be confirmed.

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.