Muse and Strokes to headline Reading and Leeds festival

21/03/11

Muse's Matt Bellamy

Muse, My Chemical Romance and The Strokes have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

The event takes place at Reading's Little John's farm and Leeds' Bramham Park between 26-28 August.

Priced at £192.50 for a weekend pass, tickets have now gone on sale.

My Chemical Romance's frontman Gerard Way said: "We're honoured to be sharing headlining with them. The Strokes are one of our all time favourite bands."

'Very excited'

Reformed Brit pop group Pulp have also been named as a co-headliner for the event.

The Sheffield band will play before The Strokes in Reading but will close the evening in Leeds.

Speaking to Newsbeat, My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way said the band were looking forward to returning, saying they were "very excited".

Last time the New Jersey rockers performed at the festival they received a mixed reaction, with some fans throwing bottles at the band on stage.

"The second time was a bit more interesting and awesome at the same time," said Way.

"It was a real cultural shift for the band. Something really awesome happened that day because there was a lot of negative tabloid press. Following Slayer was tough.

"It was a bit combative at first then it turned into this amazing thing by the end where everyone was singing along."

Full line-up

The festival's main stage will also see appearances throughout the weekend from artists including 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, The National, Jimmy Eat World, Elbow and Interpol.

Bands scheduled to play the NME/Radio 1 stage include Liam Gallagher's latest project Beady Eye, White Lies, Jane's Addiction, Crystal Castles, 2ManyDJs and The Streets.

Last year's festival was headlined by Arcade Fire, Blink 182 and Guns N' Roses.

Axl Rose's rockers controversially played on after the event's curfew and criticised bosses saying their disagreement was "war".

The line-up so far is:

FRIDAY IN READING, SATURDAY IN LEEDS

MAIN STAGE

My Chemical Romance

30 Seconds To Mars

The Offspring

Deftones

Rise Against

Bring Me The Horizon

New Found Glory

The Blackout

Architects

NME/RADIO 1 STAGE

Beady Eye

White Lies

Noah & The Whale

The Vaccines

Metronomy

Patrick Wolf

The Naked & Famous

SATURDAY IN READING, SUNDAY IN LEEDS

MAIN STAGE

The Strokes

Pulp

The National

Jimmy Eat World

Madness

Two Door Cinema Club

Seasick Steve

Pigeon Detectives

Joy Formidable

NME/Radio 1 stage

Jane's Addiction

Crystal Castles

Bombay Bicycle Club

Everything Everything

The Kills

Odd Future

SUNDAY IN READING, FRIDAY IN LEEDS

MAIN STAGE

Muse

Elbow

Interpol

Friendly Fires

Enter Shikari

The View

Frank Turner

Taking Back Sunday

We Are The Ocean

NME/Radio 1 stage

2ManyDJs

The Streets

Death From Above 1979

Panic! At The Disco

Warpaint

Chapel Club

Cage The Elephant