I can smell the shitburgers, rank noodles, stale mud, sweat and adrenalin already…

Reading/Leeds festival has announced its bill…

My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, veteran Britpop kings Pulp and stadium giants Muse will headline this year’s Festival.

Also on the bill are Elbow, Madness, The Streets and comedians Tim Minchin, Russell Kane and spoken word boss Henry Rollins.

The lineup for the August bank holiday festival revealed that this year’s event will feature four headline acts, with The Strokes and Pulp somehow sharing the Reading Saturday night. Maybe they will be fighting it out on the stage which could be pretty entertaining.

My Chemical Romance headline slot will be the band’s only UK appearances this year.

Muse will bring their rather expensive light show to the festivals and attempt to dazzle with their expensive 21st century prog which will close Reading on the Sunday night.

Other bands playing on the Friday will include Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Offspring, Deftones, Rise Against and The Blackout.

Saturday will mark classic ska band Madness’ Reading debut and will also feature Jimmy Eat World, Seasick Steve and indie-rockers The Pigeon Detectives.

Elbow will ‘warm the crowd up’ for Muse on Sunday. Other bands to play during the day include festival favourite Frank Turner, Friendly Fires and Enter Shikari.

All the smaller stages return with acts like The Streets, performing one of their last ever shows, Jane’s Addiction, Panic! At The Disco, Cage the Elephant and Pete Doherty stumbling around.

The comedy stage also makes a return and will feature Lee Nelson, last year’s Perrier Award winner Russell Kane and spoken-word performer Henry Rollins.

Weekend tickets, priced at £192.50, and day tickets, which cost £82.50, went on sale tonight at 7.15pm and can be bought by calling 0870 060 3775 or through accredited websites.

What do you think of the bill?
Who do you think would win a fight between the Strokes and Pulp and Henry Rollins, who has joined in for no particular reason…

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Reading/Leeds festival bill announced

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  1. Lee Nelson man – jesus christ, I know you shouldnt judge a music festival by its comedy acts but bloody hell.

    Seems to have lost its focus on the heavier side of music a bit R&L which I’m sure will its core fans. You’d have never have seen Madness on the bill a few years ago. I’ll be visiting the Sunday I think.

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