Foo Fighters, Kasabian headline Reading and Leeds

  • 12 March 2012
  • From the section Music
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Foo Fighters will headline this year's Reading and Leeds festival

Foo Fighters, Kasabian and The Cure will headline this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

Other acts performing on the main stage throughout the weekend include Florence & The Machine, Paramore, The Vaccines, The Black Keys and Bombay Bicycle Club.

The event takes place at Reading's Little John's farm and Leeds' Bramham Park between 24-26 August.

Priced at £197.50 for a weekend pass, tickets have now gone on sale.

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The Foo Fighters, who picked up two prizes at this year's Grammy Awards including for best rock performance, last headlined the festival in 2005.

Lead singer Dave Grohl has played the event before when he was with Nirvana and Them Crooked Vultures.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac, Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno said: "It's such a massive honour. When we first went there we were second on in a small tent. It's incredible that we've got there. It's going to be really special."

Acts confirmed to play the NME/Radio 1 stage this year are The Maccabees, Foster The People, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club and The Horrors.

Texan rockers At The Drive-In will headline the NME/Radio 1 tent - the first UK shows they've announced since reforming in January.

Metronomy, Katy B and Azealia Banks will play in the dance tent.

The line-up for the Lock-Up, Alternative and BBC Introducing stages for this year's festival are still to be confirmed.

Last year's headliners were Muse - playing their album Origin Of Symmetry in full - Pulp, The Strokes and My Chemical Romance.

The line-up so far is:

FRIDAY IN READING, SATURDAY IN LEEDS

MAIN STAGE

The Cure

Paramore

Bombay Bicycle Club

You Me At Six

Crystal Castles

Angels and Airwaves

Coheed and Cambria

Cancer Bats

Deaf Havana

NME/RADIO 1 STAGE

The Maccabees

Foster The People

The Courteeners

SATURDAY IN READING, SUNDAY IN LEEDS

MAIN STAGE

Kasabian

Florence & The Machine

The Vaccines

Enter Shikari

The Shins

Odd Future

Mystery Jets

Blood Red Shoes

NME/RADIO 1 STAGE

At The Drive-In

The Cribs

Billy Talent

Miike Snow

SUNDAY IN READING, FRIDAY IN LEEDS

MAIN STAGE

Foo Fighters

The Black Keys

Kaiser Chiefs

Bullet For My Valentine

All Time Low

The Gaslight Anthem

Eagles Of Death Metal

Band Of Skulls

Pulled Apart By Horses

NME/RADIO 1 STAGE

Justice

Two Door Cinema Club

The Horrors

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