Rage Against The Machine, QOTSA and Manics all to play 3 day rock fest


Metal legends Metallica and Rage Against The Machine have both now been confirmed as the headliners joining previously announced The Killers for this August’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The festivals take place over August Bank Holiday weekend (August 22-24) and Metallica will headline Reading on the Sunday and Leeds on the Friday.

Rage Against The Machine will headline the Main Stage on the Friday (August 22) at Reading, playing at Leeds on the Saturday (August 23).

As reported earlier, The Killers will play Reading on the Saturday, close the Leeds festival on the Sunday (August 24).

Babyshambles, NME’s Godlike Genius Award Winners Manic Street Preachers and The Cribs will all play headline slots on the NME/Radio 1 Stage this year.

Other artists so far confirmed for Reading and Leeds include Queens Of The Stone Age, The Enemy, The Raconteurs, Editors and Slipknot.

See below for the full line-up confirmed for Reading and Leeds, more acts are to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are available over at nme.com/gigs.

Reading: Friday August 22, Leeds: Saturday August 23

Main Stage

Rage Against The Machine

Queens Of The Stone Age

The Fratellis

The Enemy

Biffy Clyro

Serj Tankian

Dizzee Rascal

Taking Back Sunday

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly


NME/Radio 1 Stage


The Wombats

Vampire Weekend


Reading: Saturday August 23, Leeds: Sunday August 24

Main Stage

The Killers

Bloc Party

The Raconteurs


We Are Scientists

Dirty Pretty Things

The Subways

NME/Radio 1 Stage

Manic Street Preachers

Bullet For My Valentine



Reading: Sunday August 24, Leeds: Friday August 23

Main Stage


Tenacious D



Avenged Sevenfold

Dropkick Murphys

NME/Radio 1 Stage

The Cribs

Conor Oberst