Arctic Monkeys are the first headliners to be announced to headline this year'sReading and Leeds Festivals. The rest of the line up will be announced later tonight, but the rumor mills are flying with possible bands to fill in the three headlining slots.
NME posted the news, but it has since been retracted with a note stating they will have the official line-up at 7pm (BST). So like, in two hours we'll know the rest. But for now, among those rumored are Radiohead, Kings of Leon and The Offspring.
Arctic Monkeys will be kicking off the festival on August 28 at Leeds and will also play on August 29 at Reading. The Reading and Leeds festivals will also be part of the UK's newly endorsed secondary ticketing program, which allows fans to buy and re-sell tickets in a secure environment, via Viagogo. Festival reps hope that this new ticket selling process will help reduce ticket fraud, after last year's ticketing controversy at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Tickets go on sale tonight after the rest of this year's lineup is announced.
UPDATE The full line up for this years Reading and Leeds Festival has been revealed by NME.com. As rumored, both Radiohead and Kings of Leon will be headlining along with the Arctic Monkeys. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, and Vampire Weekend are among the other artists that are on the bill for this year's festival as well.
Reading And Leeds Festival line up
Kings Of Leon
Fall Out Boy
Funeral For A Friend
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Florence and the Machine
The Gaslight Anthem