Reading & Leeds Festival 2013: Green Day to headline along with Nine Inch Nails
Story by Jack Foley
GREEN Day have been confirmed to headline this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals.
The US rockers will join the previously announced headline acts Eminem and Biffy Clyro and will perform at Reading on Friday, August 23, 2013 before moving on to Leeds on Saturday, August 24.
Green Day only recently confirmed their return to live action following Billie Joe Armstrong’s stint in rehab. Reading & Leeds Festivals will be the band’s only UK festival performances of 2013.
In addition to Green Day’s announcement, it has also been confirmed that Nine Inch Nails will return to perform at the festival for the first time since 2007 in what will also be their only UK shows of 2013.
The Friday (August 23) night at Reading and Saturday night at Leeds will be headlined by Skrillex.
Other new additions to the Main Stage line-up across the three days include dubstep duo Chase and Status, rockers Brand New, The Lumineers, Editors, White Lies and Frank Turner.
They join previously announced acts such as Foals, Fall Out Boy, Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones and System of a Down on the main stage line-up.
In the NME/ Radio 1 Tent line-up, Skrillex, Alt-J and French rockers Phoenix will headline across the weekend.
The Friday (August 23) night at Reading and Saturday night at Leeds will be headlined by Skrillex and will also include A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, Deap Vally, Peace and Bastille.
Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J will headline the Saturday night (August 24) on the NME/ Radio 1 Stage at Reading, leaving them to play at Leeds on August 25. They will be joined by a line-up including Jake Bugg, Tame Impala and Palma Violets.
And joining Phoenix at Reading on August 25 and Leeds on Friday, August 23, will be Azealia Banks, Disclosure, Haim, City & Colour and Alex Clare.