Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 February 2014

This article is from 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.

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

Wed 23 Aug

£20 / 01937 846000

LEEDS FESTIVAL 2017 - EARLY ENTRY STANDALONE

Fri 25 Aug

£0–£205 / 01937 846000

Sat 26 Aug

£65 / 01937 846000

Leeds Festival 2017 - Saturday Ticket

Sun 27 Aug

£65 / 01937 846000

Leeds Festival 2017 - Sunday Ticket

Richfield Avenue, Reading

Thu 24 Aug

£205

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.

Richfield Avenue, Reading

Fri 25 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 26 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 27 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

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.

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