Green Day and more bands announced for Reading Festival
Published 11 Mar 2013 07:30 2 Comments
Green Day have been announced tonight as the third and final main stage headliner for Reading Festival 2013.
The US punk veterans - best known for hits including Basket Case, American Idiot, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) and Boulevard Of Broken Dreams will headline the main stage, on the Friday.
The three-piece played a secret early morning set at Reading last year, which saw fans sprinting across the festival site to catch their heroes in the NME/Radio 1 tent. This year they return to the main stage for the first time since 2004.
The other main stage headliners are Scottish superstars Biffy Clyro and US rapper Eminem.
Dub-step giant Skrillex, Knife Party, Bastille, A$AP Rocky, Azaelia Banks, Deap Vally, Disclosure, Editors, The Lumimeers, Modestep, New Found Glory, Nine Inch Nails, Tame Impala, Frank Turner, Palma Violets, Mallory Knox, Imagine Dragons, Tomahawk, Brand New, The 1975, Haim, Chase & Status, Hadouken!, Peace, City And Colour, Alex Clare, Magnetic Man, Baauer, Iggy Azalea, While She Sleeps, Temples, The Blackout, The Strypes, Phonenix and White Lies are among those who have been announced tonight (Monday, March 11).
Other bands set to play include System Of A Down, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Deftones and Jake Bugg.
Reading Festival takes place from Friday-Sunday, August 23-25, and features a packed line-up of rock, grime, indie, dance, metal and punk at Little John's Farm, Reading. This year BBC 1Xtra will host its own BBC 1Xtra Arena for the first time, with grime collective Boy Better Know, featuring Wiley, Skepta and JME, opening the stage, which will run for the whole festival and be dedicated to grime and hip hop.
Tickets are on sale at £205.50 for a weekend ticket with £15 early-entry permits. Day ticket prices are yet to be announced. Book at www.readingfestival.com or buy in person from The Hexagon, Reading.
Stay tuned to @rdgchronicle for more updates!
This article appeared in Bracknell News 11 Mar 13
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Mar 12, 09:18
Green Day; bland muzak for office workers. It's all about NINE INCH NAILS surely. Granted they might be a bit too good for the multi-cultural third world slum that is Reading but the light is surely shining upon us this week.
Recommend? Yes 3 No 1
Mar 14, 15:47