Metallica To Close Reading Festival 2008

Conor Oberst, Alex Turner and Glasvegas all set to perform

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Heavy metal titans Metallica will be this year’s Reading Festival closing act tonight (August 24), returning to the festival as headliners after previously playing the same slot in 2003 and 1997.

The band have a new album “Death Magnetic” due out on September 12 and it is expected that James Hetfield and co. will preview some new tracks live. Metallica premiered two brand new tracks in the UK; “The Day That Never Comes” and “Cyanide” on Friday night, when they headlined the Leeds Festival.

As well as the metal legends, other acts due to perform today are Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner’s collaboration with Miles Kane; The Last Shadow Puppets, (Bright Eyes) Conor Oberst, Jack Black’s Tenacious D, The Kills and Glasvegas.

The Smiths’ Johnny Marr will be joining The Cribs for their entire NME/Radio one stage headline set.

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