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:

Chvrches
The Vaccines
A$AP Rocky
HAIM
Jack Garratt
The Wombats
Lower Than Atlantis
Asking Alexandria
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Travi$ Scott
G-Eazy
Skindred
Five Finger Death Punch
Sleeping With Sirens
The Neighbourhood
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
State Champs
Savages
Die Antwoord
Cage The Elephant
Krept & Konan
Sigma
Half Moon Run
Basement
Blossoms
Mura Masa
Giggs
Netsky
Highly Suspect
Sundara Karma
AlunaGeorge
Duke Dumont
David Rodigan MBE
Disciples
My Nu Leng B2B Oneman + Dread MC (Reading) / Oneman B2B My Nu Leng + Dread MC (Leeds) MistaJam
Philip George
Riton
Birdy Nam Nam
Wakrat
The King Blues
Kvelertak
FVK
Modern Baseball
Dead!
Creeper
Citizen
Maxïmo Park
Raleigh Ritchie
INHEAVEN
Banners
Tuff Love
Seratones
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Section Boyz
Protoje
Lady Leshurr
DJ Semtex
Yungen
Juaz                

The festival will take place during the August Bank Holiday Weekend, August 26th – August 28th 2016 and tickets are now available through the Reading and Leeds festival websites respectively.                        

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