This Reading and Leeds article was written by Kieron Keen, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Adam Skirving.
Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy have been announced as co-headliners for this year’s Reading & Leeds festival.
A host of new bands were announced through the official Reading and Leeds Twitter.
This will mark the first instance in which Chicago’s Fall Out Boy have headlined, while Scottish trio Biffy Clyro’s headline for the second time – both bands haven’t played at the festival since Biffy’s first headlining year in 2013.
They will join fellow headliners the Foals & Disclosure (Reading Aug 26/Leeds Aug 27) and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers (Reading Aug 27/Leeds Aug 28)
Over 50 bands have also been announced, as the final line up for the festival begins to take shape.
The full-list of new bands announced is as follows:
Lower Than Atlantis
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Five Finger Death Punch
Sleeping With Sirens
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Cage The Elephant
Krept & Konan
Half Moon Run
David Rodigan MBE
My Nu Leng B2B Oneman + Dread MC (Reading) / Oneman B2B My Nu Leng + Dread MC (Leeds) MistaJam
Birdy Nam Nam
The King Blues
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals