Green Day to headline Reading and Leeds festival

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 March 2013

This article is from 2013.

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Green Day

Green Day have been confirmed as headliners for the UK's Reading and Leeds Festivals 2013, alongside Biffy Clyro and Eminem

Green Day will headline the UK's Reading and Leeds Festivals 2013.

The 'American Idiot' rockers will be taking to the stage on Friday 23rd August in Reading and in Leeds on Saturday 24th August for their first UK shows following frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's stint in rehab.

Billie was admitted to rehab after a very public meltdown on stage in Las Vegas last September, during which he screamed profanities and slammed Justin Bieber, and he admits the embarrassment the incident caused him helps him to remain sober.

He said: "People will remind me a little bit. Or I'll see a photograph. And it makes me so sick. No. I can't go there. That's my last drink. Which is good - it's documented. Anytime I feel like drinking, I can think about it."

Grreen Day join Biffy Clyro and Eminem, who will headline the other two days of the festival.

Further new additions to the line-up include Chase and Status, Brand New, The Lumineers, Editors, White Lies, Frank Turner and US dance music star Skrillex

Nine Inch Nails are also set to perform at the festivals for the first time since 2007, their only UK shows of 2013.

Acts who have previously been confirmed for the festivals include System Of A Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Jake Bugg, Foals, Alt-J, Sub Focus and Deftones.

Fall Out Boy - who recently announced their return after a three year hiatus - will also perform on the main stage and preview material from their new album ' Save Rock And Roll'.

Aside from the main stage, the event will also have the NME/Radio 1 stage, BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage and BBC 1Xtra stage, which will feature a diverse range of acts such as dance act Bastille and rapper Wiley.

Reading and Leeds festivals will take place between August 23 and 25.

Green Day

Veteran pop punk rockers, all-conquering since the release of their 'American Idiot' album.

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Tue 4 Jul

£57.50 / 0141 427 5454

With Rancid and Slaves.

Hyde Park, London W2

Sat 1 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

With Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean, Public Access T.V., The Damned, The Stranglers, The Orwells, BASH & POP and Jesse Malin.

Ormeau Park, Belfast

Wed 28 Jun

£49 / 028 9024 6609

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