Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 February 2014
Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders

Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders

Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals which will take place between August 22-24

Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The band - which includes frontman Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook, drummer Matt Helders and bassist Nick O'Malley - are returning to the event after they topped the bill in 2009 and will play on the main stage at both sites for the UK festival which is scheduled between August 22-24.

They confirmed the news on their website, writing: "Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce they will be headlining Reading and Leeds Festival 2014."

It was previously revealed Blink 182, who headlined in 2010, will play their only UK gigs at the two venues next year.

Bassist Mark Hoppus said last year: "[The new] year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK."

Singer/songwriter Jake Bugg will make his debut on the main stage at the event, while dance music duo Disclosure and metal band Of Mice and Men will also play at the festival.

Indie band Metronomy, US band Warpaint with Pusha T, Royal Blood, The 1975, and rap collection I Am Legion have also been announced as part of the line-up.

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 24 Sep

Times to be confirmed

Birmingham Arena

Sat 15 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Sun 16 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Thu 6 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 7 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

Also at:

Leeds Festival

Evergreen music showcase headlined by Muse, Kasabian and Eminem. Also on the bill Major Lazer, Bastille, Architects, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Against the Current, Andy C, Danny Brown and While She Sleeps.

Bramham Park, Wetherby

Sun 26 Aug

prices vary / 01937 846000

Bramley Park, Leeds

Reading Festival

Evergreen music showcase headlined by Muse, Kasabian and Eminem. Also on the bill Major Lazer, Bastille, Architects, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Against the Current, Andy C, Danny Brown and While She Sleeps.

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading

Thu 23 Aug

£76.50 / 0118 960 6060

Fri 24 Aug

£76.50 / 0118 960 6060

Sat 25 Aug

£76.50 / 0118 960 6060

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