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Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 line-up and stage splits revealed

PUBLISHED: 20:22 01 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:58 02 March 2015

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Stage line-ups and day splits for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 have been announced following the addition of The Libertines as the third main stage headliners.

The twin-sited festival returns to Reading and Leeds over the August Bank Holiday – Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30.

Organisers announced The Libertines this week as the final headliners, joining Metallica and Mumford & Sons on the 2015 bill.

The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the festivals this summer, cementing a Reading & Leeds legacy which dates back to 2002.

Rising up through the festivals’ billing, troubadours Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, Gary Powell and John Hassall made their Main Stage debut in 2003 and returned in 2004.

The band blew the crowds away in 2010 when they famously reunited at the festivals and now, for the first time, they will take their place as Reading & Leeds headliners.

In an exclusive video message, Peter Doherty said: “I’ve just woken up and I can’t stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.”

Bassist John Hassall said: “Really excited to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. There is a great vibe in the band and we should be doing some new songs too. So it’ll be the best Reading and Leeds ever!”

While drummer Gary Powell added: “We are all extremely happy to be playing Reading and Leeds this year.

“As Reading and Leeds was the festival that graciously allowed us to perform back in 2010 at our first attempt at reforming, and the audience were amazing in their reception of us, it seems only right that we go back to the scene of the crime and do our best to not only replicate what we did back then –but do better, for the fans and friends we have met along the way.”

Promoters also announced more than 50 acts on Tuesday, including All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon, Kendrick Lamar, The Maccabees, Knife Party, Limp Bizkit, Swim Deep, Everything Everything, Jamie XX, Boy Better Know, Camo & Krooked, Hudson Mohawke, New Found Glory, Mastodon, Cancer Bats, Django Django, The Wombats, Frank Turner, Ash, Azealia Banks, Lethal Bizzle and Stormzy.

Festival boss Melvin Benn said: “What a band to announce as our third headliner. The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys to walk on to our Main Stages in their rightful place at the top of the bill.

“I’m excited to announce over 50 other phenomenally talented acts who will bring amazing performances for our fans.

“I really think we’ve got the ultimate line-up this year. Where else can you see Kendrick Lamar on the same day as Deadmau5 and Years & Years, or Marmozets on the same day as Azealia Banks or Metallica, or All Time Low on the same day as Knife Party or Mumford & Sons?”

The Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 stages line-ups so far are:

Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 ticket details

Day tickets for Reading & Leeds Festival are on sale now priced £59.50.

Festival boss Melvin Benn said: “Having spent some time reviewing the ticket price and talking to people about it I felt that where we had got to with the day price was too high and once I really examined it decided to go the whole hog and reduce it to £59.50.

“However, anyone thinking it’s a way to get the weekend including camping cheaper will be disappointed. It will not give access to the campsite as I’m creating new entrances for day ticket holders. It’s still great though for those that don’t want to camp.”

Weekend tickets cost £205, plus £8 booking fee and postage, while day tickets for Friday / Saturday / Sunday are priced £59.50 plus £7 booking fee and postage. Early entry permits are £20, campervan permits £75 and lockers £16.

Camping is included with weekend tickets only.

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person / address / payment card for those booking by telephone or online.

For a full list of national outlets, plus details of luxury camping options, visit www.readingfestival.com or www.leedsfestival.com

Children 12 and under are admitted free but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. There is no separate children’s area at this event.

READING

Friday, August 28

LEEDS

Saturday, August 29

MAIN STAGE

* Mumford & Sons

* Special Guest TBA

* Bastille

* All Time Low

* Panic! At The Disco

* Neck Deep

NME / BBC RADIO 1 STAGE

* Knife Party

* Limp Bizkit

* Peace

* Swim Deep

* American Football

* The Districts

BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE

* Wilkinson Live

* Camo & Krooked

* Hannah Wants

* Dillon Francis

* Porter Robinson

* My Nu Leng

* Toyboy & Robin

* Cardiknox

LOCK UP STAGE

* New Found Glory

* Simple Plan

* The Menzingers

* Modern Life Is War

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE

* Django Django

* Alvvays

* Little May

* The Bulletproof Bomb

* Jake Isaac

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE

* A$AP Ferg

* Flatbush Zombies

* Rae Sremmurd

* Oneman

* Pell

********************

READING

Saturday, August 29

LEEDS

Sunday, August 30

MAIN STAGE

* Metallica

* Bring Me The Horizon

* Royal Blood

* Pierce The Veil

* Marmozets

NME / BBC RADIO 1 STAGE

* Rebel Sound

* Catfish and The Bottlemen

* Everything Everything

* Wolf Alice

* Circa Waves

* Run The Jewels

* Slaves

BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE

* Special Guest Headline TBA

* Tourist

* Ben Khan

* FTSE

THE PIT

* Mastodon

* Ghost

* Gojira

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE

* The Wombats

* Ash

* Darlia

* Radkey

* Pretty Vicious

* DMA’s

* Rat Boy

* San Fermin

* Walking On Cars

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE

* Azealia Banks

* Lethal Bizzle

* Craze

* Nick Brewer

********************

READING

Sunday, August 30

LEEDS

Friday, August 28

MAIN STAGE

* The Libertines

* Kendrick Lamar

* Jamie T

* The Maccabees

* The Cribs

* Lonely The Brave

NME / BBC RADIO 1 STAGE

* deadmau5

* Tyler, The Creator

* Gorgon City

* Years & Years

* Jamie XX

* Glass Animals

BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE

* Boy Better Know

* Hudson Mohawke

* Brodinski

THE PIT

* Refused

* While She Sleeps

* Cancer Bats

* Frnkiero And the Cellabration

* Bury Tomorrow

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE

* Frank Turner (solo)

* Manchester Orchestra

* We Are The Ocean

* Coasts

* Jack Garratt

BBC RADIO 1XTRA STAGE

* Krept & Konan

* Stormzy

* Ratking

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