exclusive: Biffy Clyro to headline Reading and Leeds 2013?

second bill topping act looks likely to be the Scottish trio

published: Mon 14th Jan 2013

Biffy Clyro

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013

We understand Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro will be revealed as a headliner for this summer's Reading & Leeds Festivals.

Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
We are led to believe, via someone that we have known for a long time who is close to the band, that the Scottish trio will headline this summer's twin event for the first time this summer having appeared six times previously in 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, and 2001.

The band release their sixth studio double album 'Opposites' on 28th January, and are expected to present tracks from their new material alongside fan favourites in a headlining set over the weekend of the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August. Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Rapper Eminem is the only headliner confirmed for next year and will be joined by Alt-J, Deftones, Sub Focus, and Boy Better Know. There are no other acts confirmed yet for 2013, expect a line-up that will still include big names from the rock, alternative, indie, punk and metal scenes. No other have been announced by festival organisers. More acts announced in the new year.

This year there will be two more stages a BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage and a BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage with the arena changing at both Reading and Leeds quite significantly. With even more stages on offer, the line-up in 2013 is expected to increase by at least 25% in comparison to previous years, giving festival goers even more music for their money.

In addition to the bigger line-up, both Reading & Leeds will see changes to the existing festival layout. At Reading the arena will be expanded by approximately a quarter and a second arena entrance will be created to ensure easier access for festival goers.

Tickets are still on sale at 2012 prices, that is £197.50 for a weekend ticket, for a limited time. Early entry tickets enabling festival goers to get into the site on the Wednesday are priced at £15, car park passes £5, with campervan passes priced at £60, and lockers £15. Day tickets will be sold in the new year.

Tickets can also be secured with a £50 deposit with the full balance paid by Sunday 31st March 2013.

Tickets are limited to a maximum of two per person and per credit card for those booking online. U16s (15 & under) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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.

All other ticket types will be available in the general sale in spring this year. For disabled customers, the 2 for 1 scheme will open in the Spring 2013 (date TBC). To be eligible for the scheme, you will need to buy your own ticket in advance. You will need your booking reference number in order to apply for a free ticket for a carer or PA.

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Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ, England MAP
£202.50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 12th Aug 2013


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