Reading and Leeds festival have 'terrific' headliners

Jarvis Cocker from Pulp
Pulp headlined last year's Reading and Leeds festivals

The boss of Reading and Leeds says he has "terrific" headliners lined up for next year's festivals.

Festival Republic's managing director Melvin Benn has described the bookings that he's already made as "very exciting".

"I couldn't be happier overall with where we're going with all the festivals," he said.

Last year Reading and Leeds was headlined by Muse, My Chemical Romance, The Strokes and Pulp.

Melvin Benn's company also looks after the Latitude and Big Chill festivals.

"I've just had a brilliant conversation about an act I was desperate to play Latitude and now I'm pretty sure will play Latitude," he said.