Reading & Leeds Festival 2012 first acts announced!

The line up for READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL has been revealed including headliners Foo Fighters, The Cure, and Kasabian. Alongside a suprise set from reforming cult legends At-The Drive In.

, FOO FIGHTERS will kick off proceedings in Leeds on Friday and close the show in Reading on Sunday, playing their only UK shows this year. THE CURE have an unrivalled catalogue of both commercially and critically acclaimed hits and this is a long awaited return for this hugely influential and important band.  They play Leeds on Saturday and Reading on Friday, their only UK shows this year.  KASABIAN make their first headline appearance at the festival on Sunday at Leeds and Saturday at Reading.   

The NME/Radio 1 Stage will see performances from the THE MACCABEES, AT THE DRIVE-IN and JUSTICEMETRONOMY will top the bill on the Dance Stage bringing their blistering live show to the festival.

Many more names are still to be announced on these stages as well as the full line-up for the NME/Radio 1 Stage, Lock-Up Stage, Dance Stage, Festival Republic Stage, BBC Introducing Stage and the Alternative Stage. 

Fri 24 Reading / Sat 25 Leeds    Sat 25 Reading / Sun 26 Leeds   Sun 26 Reading/ Fri 24 Leeds
MAIN STAGE
The Cure                                           Kasabian                                           Foo Fighters
Paramore                                           Florence and the Machine             The Black Keys
Bombay Bicycle Club                      The Vaccines                                   Kaiser Chiefs
You Me At Six                                   Enter Shikari                                     Bullet For My Valentine
Crystal Castles                                 The Shins                                         All Time Low
Angels and Airwaves                      Odd Future                                        The Gaslight Anthem
Coheed and Cambria                     Mystery Jets                                      Eagles of Death Metal
Cancer Bats                                      ***                                                        Band of Skulls
Deaf Havana                                     Blood Red Shoes                            Pulled Apart By Horses

NME/RADIO 1 STAGE
The Maccabees                                At The Drive In                                 Justice
Foster The People                           The Cribs                                           Two Door Cinema Club
The Courteeners                              ***                                                        The Horrors
Billy Talent                                        ***
Miike Snow                                       SBTRKT

DANCE STAGE
Metronomy
Katy B
Azealia Banks
Jaguar Skills

MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THESE STAGES AND LINE UP FOR LOCK UP, ALTERNATIVE, FESTIVAL REPUBLIC AND BBC INTRODUCING STILL TO COME

TICKETING INFO

Weekend tickets £197.50 plus applicable booking fees ● Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £85.00 plus applicable booking fees ● Early entry permits £15.00 ● Campervan permits £60.00 ● Lockers £15.00  ● Reading car parking £5.00 ● Weekend ticket prices include camping

Online/Telephone from Monday 12th March 7.15pm: www.readingfestival.comwww.leedsfestival.com

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online and two per person/address/payment card for personal callers to walk in stores.

What do you make of this year’s Reading and Leeds line up?

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