Preview: Reading and Leeds Festival August 2010

By on Monday, 29th March 2010 at 7:15 pm
 

After Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds Festivals are the granddaddy of all music festivals. Some of the best bands, the biggest exclusives and best lineups all come together for three massive days over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Last year they “played it safe” with a lineup of Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, but this year they’ve gone for a bit more interesting selection, returning to their rock roots.

This year, The Libertines are going to be the big news of the festival, with Pete Doherty and Carl Barat putting their differences behind them to play the festival, supporting Reading’s Saturday night’s headliners, Arcade Fire. Meanwhile, Blink 182 and Guns ‘n’ Roses also headline the main stage.

If we were going this year, the NME stage looks pretty good, with LCD Soundsystem, Klaxons and Band of Horses all set to play what is our pick of the stages so far. Kele from Bloc Party is also playing, intriguingly billed already higher than The Drums and he hasn’t even released a track yet.

The Festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend – Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010. Tickets are on sale now at See Tickets. Tickets are £180.00 for the weekend, or £75 per day ticket.

Catch the full lineup (so far) below…

Friday – Reading / Leeds Sunday

Main Stage
Guns ‘N’ Roses
Them Crooked Vultures
Biffy Clyro
Lost Prophets
Billy Talent

NME Stage
LCD Soundystem
Phoenix
Mumford and Sons
Delphic
Yeasayer
The Big Pink
Two Door Cinema Club

Saturday Reading / Leeds Friday

Main Stage
Arcade Fire
The Libertines
Dizzee Rascal
The Cribs
The Maccabees
Modest mouse
Gaslight Anthem

NME Stage
Pendulum
Enter Shikari
Crystal Castles
Frank Turner

Sunday Reading / Leeds Saturday

Main Stage
Blink 182
Paramore
Weezer
Cypress Hill
Limp Bizkit
You Me At Six
All Time Low

NME Stage
Klaxons
We Are Scientists
Foals
Band of Horses
Kele
The Drums

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