Preview: Reading and Leeds 2011

By on Thursday, 24th March 2011 at 11:00 am
 

One of the most highly-anticipated music festivals in the UK is returning to Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park this summer. Yep, it’s Reading and Leeds, held during the August bank holiday weekend.

Apart from the headliners, this year’s line-up looks not too different from the one from last year. The Strokes, who have just released their new album ‘Angles’ (TGTF review here), seem to be one of the biggest names this year. Elbow will be a blast as well as they will no doubt play tracks from ‘build a rocket boys!’ Other headliners include Muse (pictured above), My Chemical Romance, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Pulp and Interpol.

Let’s move on to the NME/ Radio 1 stage, the stage I’m most interested in. Metronomy and Patrick Wolf will definitely be highlights. I personally think that Reading’s second day on the NME stage line up is the best for Ilike all the bands playing; I’m particularly looking forward to Everything Everything’s performance, and Kiwis the Naked and Famous are going to be fun to watch as well. Other great acts include Noah and the Whale, White Lies, Crystal Castles, Bombay Bicycle Club, Warpaint, Chapel Club and Cage the Elephant.

The Festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend – Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August 2011. The tickets are available from SeeTickets (0870 060 3775). As for purchasing in person, tickets are available at the following 3 HMV stores: Reading Oracle, Southampton (weekend tickets only) and Oxford (weekend tickets only). Tickets are £199.50 for the weekend and £89.50 per day.

The line-up as announced so far is after the cut.

Friday (26) Reading / Saturday (27) Leeds
Main Stage:
My Chemical Romance
Thirty Seconds to Mars
The Offspring
Deftones
Rise Against
Bring Me the Horizon
New Found Glory
The Blackout
Architects

NME / Radio 1 Stage:
Beady Eye
White Lies
Noah and the Whale
The Vaccines
Metronomy
Patrick Wolf
The Naked and Famous

Festival Republic Stage:
The Horrors

Saturday (27) Reading / Sunday (28) Leeds
Main Stage:
The Strokes
Pulp
The National
Jimmy Eat World
Madness
Two Door Cinema Club
Seasick Steve
The Pigeon Detectives
The Joy Formidable

NME / Radio 1 Stage:
Jane’s Addiction
Crystal Castles
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Everything
The Kills
Ofwgkta

Festival Republic Stage:
The Midnight Beast

Sunday (28) Reading / Friday (26) Leeds
Main Stage:
Muse
Elbow
Interpol
Friendly Fires
Enter Shikari
The View
Frank Turner
Taking Back Sunday
We Are the Ocean

NME / Radio 1 Stage:
2manydjs
The Streets
Death From Above 1979
Panic! at the Disco
Warpaint
Chapel Club
Cage the Elephant

Festival Republic Stage:
Peter Doherty

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