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Leeds and Reading Line Up Announced

Written by Daniel Clarke on March 30, 2010

The first line up for the Leeds and Reading festivals, to be held over the weekend of the 27th to the 29th August, has been announced.

There’s a few to-be-expected appearances there, but also some interesting returns from bands that haven’t seen the light of day in a while. For the first time in over five years, The Libertines will be performing together (well, in theory, it still remains to be seen if Pete Doherty can get to the venues without being arrested).

Blink 182 will be signalling their much-anticipated return to the festival circuit and Guns ‘n’ Roses (read: The Axl Rose show) will be dragging out another completely bizarre combination of band members to flog that dead donkey.

In a move sure to excite the two remaining fans of the band, Limp Bizkit will be performing too (I wonder if Fred Durst still thinks that he’s Zac De La Rocha?). There’s a whole lot more, but you can read the names for yourself below.

Leeds Festival Line Up

Friday 27th August
Arcade Fire
The Libertines (their first gig together since 2004)
Dizzee Rascal
The Cribs
The Maccabees
Modest Mouse
The Gaslight Anthem

NME Stage:
Pendulum
Enter Shikari
Crystal Castles
Special Guests
Frank Turner

Saturday 28th August
Blink 182
Paramore
Weezer
Cypress Hill
Limp Bizkit
You Me At Six
All Time Low

NME Stage:
Klaxons
We Are Scientists
Foals
Band of Horses
Kele
The Drums

Sunday 29th August
Guns ‘n’ Roses
Queens of the Stone Age
Biffy Clyro
Lostprophets
NOFX
Gogol Bordello
Billy Talent

NME Stage:
LCD Soundsystem
Phoenix
Mumford & Sons
Delphic
Yeasayer
The Big Pink
Two Door Cinema Club

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