September 24 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014 stage line-ups for the day co-headlined by Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age have been confirmed.
Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore will jointly headline Reading on Friday, August 22 and then Leeds on Saturday, August 23.
Hayley Williams’ band Paramore are due to close the Leeds leg, with Josh Homme’s rockers playing last at Reading.
Confirmed to join headliners Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore are the likes of Blood Red Shoes, Crossfaith, Twin Atlantic, Mallory Knox, Duke Dumont live, AlunaGeorge, Jimmy Eat World, Brody Dalle and Palma Violets across the various stages.
Friday at Reading and the Saturday at Leeds will see UK festival exclusive performances from co-headliners Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore, as well as an incredible line-up including Vampire Weekend, Jimmy Eat World, St Albans post-hardcore quartet Enter Shikari, fellow Forum Hertfordshire favourites Deaf Havana and Hacktivist.
Joining them on the Main Stage will be Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes.
They made their Reading & Leeds debut back in 2007 and this year marks their fifth appearance.
Having stepped up onto the coveted Main Stage for the first time in 2012, they are a welcome addition to this year’s line-up.
Japanese metalcore titans Crossfaith made their first trip to Reading & Leeds last year and proved themselves on Rock Stage.
Back this year for their performance on the Main Stage, the band’s 2013 album Apocalyze saw them travel the world with the likes of fellow metal and festival luminaries Bring Me The Horizon and Bullet For My Valentine.
NME/RADIO 1 STAGE
Joining stage headliners Courteeners, as well as Metronomy, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Temples and Drenge are the ever-popular Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic.
Also confirmed for the bill this year are Cambridge alternative rockers Mallory Knox, who played Slam Dunk at The Forum in Hatfield back in May.
The five-piece’s crushing rock, paired with their excellent ear for a melody, as heard on their debut album Signals, has put the band onto the front of magazines.
BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE
Joining headliner Netsky Live and Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, Wilkinson and more will be a live show from special guest Duke Dumont.
With a reputation the world over as a real “producer’s producer” and having scored a second UK number one with I Got U, there are fewer electronic acts as vital.
Having flown into the public consciousness with their incredible Disclosure collaboration White Noise, London electronic duo AlunaGeorge made their debut at Reading & Leeds last year.
Bringing hits from their incredible 2013 album Body Music, their set promises to fill the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage.
THE LOCK UP STAGE
Already announced for the Main Stage, emotional rock heroes Jimmy Eat World will also be playing an extra special headline set on the Lock Up Stage.
With a career spanning more than two decades, and a plethora of hits across eight albums, including Clarity and Bleed American, this is a chance to catch the band doing what they do best to close the day.
Former Distillers and Spinnerette frontwoman Brody Dalle’s fiery return as a solo act can also be seen.
FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
London Rough Trade band Palma Violets have gone from strength to strength in recent months.
Their garage and psych-flecked indie rock has earned them nods for NME’s Song of the Year, as well as a nomination in the BBC’s coveted ‘Sound Of’ poll.
Having made their debut on the stage in 2012, the band return triumphant to headline the Festival Republic Stage.