The coveted Reading and Leeds festivals start in just four days (23 August 2013) and it’s time to get the wellies, ponchos and merriment packed up for the most exciting weekend of music in the summer calendar.
Acts performing at this years festivals include HAIME, Frightened Rabbit, Nine Inch Nails, Jake Bugg among a wide range of others waiting to show R+L revilers the time of their lives. Even without extra acts on the bill this years headliners have set the bar high enough with a mix of rap, rock and punk on offer.
Returning to the main stage after a less than stellar year, Green Day are returning to Reading, and Leeds this year, after their impromptu performance in the NME tent last year. After lead singer Armstrong spending months in rehab, less than fantastic reviews from their three album release, the so called Kings of pop-punk will follow the drunk bunny to perform tracks from their most recent albums and old fan favourites from 1994’s Dookie, covers of some great classic songs and show festival goers that the Bay Area’s finest still know how to rock the stage.
Scottish giants Biffy Clyro will take the main stage at this years King and Queen of music festivals. After years of working hard to get themselves known the trio have worked their way to having a headlining spot. The release of Opposites, the sixth studio album from Biffy, earlier this year cemented the band in the music industry with their blend of progressive rock and ridiculously catchy songs. The only British band headlining this years festival it would seem there is a lot to prove, but Biffy Clyro will prevail.
The Real Slim Shady is back and probably as good as he ever was! The release of his latest single ‘Survival‘ proves that Eminem’s return after 2010’s Recovery is going to be the biggest yet. Closing the Leeds festival fans can expect nineties nostalgia with favourites including ‘Lose Yourself’ and some of the Detroit rappers latest hits – for all we know Marshall Mathers might surprise the crowd with some special guests.
This is arguably the biggest R+L lineup so far with a wide mix of performances available: dance, rock, alt rock, folk and hip hop, silent discos and comedy, if the sun stays shining it could be the best festival of the summer.