Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire, Blink 182, The Libertines & more for Reading and Leeds

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published: Mon 29th Mar 2010

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Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£180 for a weekend ticket
daily capacity: 87000
last updated: Thu 26th Aug 2010

The headliners for this year's Reading, and Leeds festivals will be Arcade Fire, Guns N' Roses, and Blink 182 with a special appearance by The Libertines also confirmed.

Arcade Fire


Guns N' Roses


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The Libertines
Guns N' Roses will be making their only UK appearance (Reading Friday/Leeds Sunday). The band played Leeds Festival in 2002 and this is their first ever appearance at Reading, Arcade Fire will be playing their only English festival shows (Reading Saturday/Leeds Friday), and Blink 182 will play Reading on Sunday and Leeds Saturday as an exclusive UK Festival Appearance and their only English shows in 2010.

Also appearing on the main stage over the weekend are special guests The Libertines who reunite for their only two shows anywhere in the world playing Reading on Saturday and Leeds on Friday.

The full announcement (but not the full line-up - there's more to come over the coming weeks) is as follows:

The Main Stage at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Sunday has: Queens Of The Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Lostprophets, Nofx, Gogol Bordello, and Billy Talent.

The Main Stage at Reading on the Saturday and Leeds on the Friday has: Dizzee Rascal, The Cribs, The Maccabees, Modest Mouse, and The Gaslight Anthem.

The Main Stage at Reading on the Sunday and Leeds on the Saturday has: Paramore, Weezer, Cypress Hill, Limp Bizkit, You Me At Six, and All Time Low.

On the Radio 1/NME Stage at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Sunday are: LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Delphic, Yeasayer, The Big Pink, and Two Door Cinema Club.

Confirmed for the Radio 1/NME Stage at Reading on Saturday and Leeds on the Friday are Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Crystal Castles, and Frank Turner.

The Radio 1/NME Stage at Reading on the Sunday and Leeds on the Saturday has: Klaxons, We Are Scientists, Foals, Band Of Horses, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), and The Drums.

The festivals will feature a full line-up of over 150 acts over the weekend on six stages. For the line-up details, stage splits, days where available, and the latest rumours please click here for Reading and here for Leeds.

Tickets are priced £180 for a weekend ticket, and £15 for an early bird Wednesday entry ticket. Campervan and Caravan permits cost £20 in advance and £30 on the gate. Day tickets will be priced at £75. Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per household for those booking online.

To buy tickets from Seetickets - click here.

To buy tickets from Gigantic - click here.

To buy tickets from Reading from Ticketmaster - click here.

To buy tickets from Leeds from Ticketmaster - click here.

To buy tickets from Ticketline - click here.

Festival organisers are warning ticket buyers to NOT use the site www.reading-leedsfestival.com it is a fake ticket seller. Make sure any tickets you buy are legitimate. eFestivals always links to official ticket outlets (and doesn't host adverts for unofficial outlets unlike other festival websites!) so you can be sure that any ticket bought via eFestivals will get you into the festival of your choice. Do not purchase tickets from unofficial or secondary ticket outlets or auction sites as they often are unable to supply the tickets, and might not even give you a refund - there's lots of dodgy operators out there!

Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for small children.

As with previous years organisers Festival Republic are keen to encourage festival goers to respect the local residents and the environment, and to encourage everyone to leave their cars at home.

Reading Festival takes place on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, with the sister event, Leeds Festival, taking place the same weekend at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£180 for a weekend ticket
daily capacity: 87000
last updated: Thu 26th Aug 2010


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