March 12 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Friday, December 20, 2013
ORGANISERS of music festival Reading & Leeds are due to reveal an “incredible” line-up in the New Year.
Promoters of the August Bank Holiday event confirmed Blink-182 as a main stage headliner earlier this month.
Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion were also revealed in the first line-up announcement for the rock festival taking place in Reading and Leeds from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24.
And hundreds of more bands are due to be confirmed in the New Year across multiple stages.
Festival boss Melvin Benn said: “I can’t wait to reveal the rest of our incredible line-up, so watch this space!”
"I can’t wait to reveal the rest of our incredible line-up, so watch this space!"
He added: “2013 was a year of exciting additions for Reading & Leeds Festivals, making them bigger and better than ever.
“With extra stages and genres at both sites, there was a new diversity for all our fans to enjoy.
“However, the core essence of the festival hasn’t changed and I think the line-up for next year will most certainly reflect that.
“I know our fans will be delighted to welcome back our first headliners, Blink-182, with what promises to be an amazing show, as well as the brilliant Jake Bugg stepping up to the main stage.”
Of the bands so far announced, festival favourites Blink-182 first played Reading & Leeds in 1999 and blew the main stage away when they headlined in 2010.
Mark, Tom and Travis return in 2014 to headline the main stage with their punk-pop anthems such as All The Small Things.
Mark Hoppus said: “I’m stoked to play Reading & Leeds 2014. It’s our fourth time playing the festivals, and we’re very honoured.
“The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK. Prepare for the fury.”
With sold-out crowds at both Reading & Leeds Festivals in 2013, fans can secure their ticket for next summer via an improved deposit scheme.
To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2014, the £50 deposit scheme and ticket instalment plan have been merged to create a new simple ticket plan.
Featival-goers simply need to put down £50 to bag a place, and then pay three further instalments of £53.50 a month, which includes the booking fee, but with postage payable.
Weekend tickets cost £202.50, plus applicable booking fees. Early entry permits are £15 and camper van permits £60.
Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online. The credit card line is 0871 231 0821 or book online at www.festivalrepublic.com