Green Day have been named as final Main Stage Headliner, alongside Biffy Clyro and Eminem – all are UK festival Exclusives. Nine Inch Nails return. Skrillex and many more join the 2013 bill.

Reading and Leeds Line Up 2013

Recently named the ‘Best Festival’ at the NME Awards, this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals are officially set to be better than ever! 2013 promises more – more stages, more bands and more entertainment, all coming together to form an incredible line-up with the biggest names in rock, indie, dance, alternative and hip-hop. Reading & Leeds guarantee exclusive performances, huge headliners and rising stars and are the only place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend with friends this summer.

The festival headliners for 2013 will be pop-punk pioneers Green Day playing Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, global rap icon Eminem who takes to the stage on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds and ‘Best British Band’ NME Award winners Biffy Clyro closing the show on Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds. All three of the Main Stage headliners are UK festival exclusives; you won’t find them at any other UK festival this year!

System Of A Down and Deftones return to Reading & Leeds with UK festival exclusive performances, playing Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds. Nine Inch Nails are back for the first time since 2007 to perform a 2013 UK exclusive show on the Main Stage and Fall Out Boy return to the Festivals with a UK festival exclusive appearance, both bands playing Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.

Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage will be a UK festival exclusive set from multi Grammy Award-winning dubstep DJ, song writer and producer Skrillex, ‘Mercury Music Prize’ winners Alt-J and French outfit Phoenix, taking to the top of the line-up for the stage and playing to thousands of revellers across the weekend.

On the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage, newly expanded from one day to three days for 2013, English electronic music producer Sub Focus Live, Magnetic Man and electronic dance music heavyweights Knife Party will all headline.

The BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage, one of the most exciting additions that Reading & Leeds have witnessed for a long time, will play host one to of the pioneers of grime Wiley and UK rapper Devlin as the first confirmed headliners for 2013.

These names are just the beginning, there are many more yet to be announced across these stages, plus the line-ups for the Festival Republic Stage, Lock Up Stage, BBC Introducing Stage and the Alternative Stage.

A-Z of Artists announced so far for Reading and Leeds Festivals 2013:

A$AP Rocky – Alex Clare – Alt-J – Azealia Banks – Baauer – Bastille – Biffy Clyro – The Blackout – Brand New – Bring Me The Horizon – Chase and Status – Deap Vally – Deftones – Devlin – Disclosure – Editors – Eminem – Fall Out Boy – Foals – Frank Turner – Green Day – Hadouken! – Haim – Iggy Azalea – Imagine Dragons – Jake Bugg – Johnny Marr – Knife Party – The Lumineers – Magnetic Man – Major Lazer – Mallory Knox – Modestep – New Found Glory – Nine Inch Nails – Palma Violets – Peace – Phoenix – Skrillex – The Strypes – Sub Focus Live – Swim Deep – System Of A Down – Tame Impala – Temples – The 1975 – Theme Park – Tomahawk – Twin Atlantic – While She Sleeps – White Lies – Wiley

Melvin Benn announcing new acts added to the bill
Melvin Benn announcing new acts added to the bill

Tickets on sale now at 2012 prices!

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The £50 deposit scheme has now ended for the 2013 event, however 2012 priced weekend tickets, early entry permits, campervan permits and still on sale and are available from Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and See tickets. For a full list of authorised ticket outlets please visit the official festival websites.

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