Metallica To Headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2008!

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

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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

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


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