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Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2014

Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed to headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals in August.

Organisers today (February 3) confirmed that the Sheffield band will headline the main stage at Reading and Leeds, their first time performing at the festival since they topped the bill in 2009. Appearing as an England and Wales festival exclusive, the band will appear at both sites at the August 22-24 festival.

In addition to Arctic Monkeys, a host of new bands and artists have been confirmed to appear. Leading the additions are US band Warpaint with Pusha T, Royal Blood, The 1975, SBTRKT, You Me At Six and The Courteeners also new to the bill. Netsky, Krept & Konan, Issues, Hozier, Architects and Annie Mac will also perform.

It was previously revealed that Blink-182 will headline Reading & Leeds 2014 with Disclosure, Metronomy and Jake Bugg also on the bill.

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