US pop punks Blink 182
were officially announced as headliners of next year's Reading and Leeds
Marking the occasion, the band confirmed plans for releasing a new record in time for two major events. As bassist Mark Hoppus
explained, the trio will be hitting the studio as early as January 2014.
"We are coming with new material. We go into the studio after the holidays, and the goal is to have an album out in time for the festival,"
the bassist told Radio.com
). "I'm stoked to play Reading and Leeds 2014. It's our fourth time playing the festivals, and we're very honored. The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK.
"Prepare for the fury,"
Apart from the Blink guys, Jake Bugg
, Of Mice and Men
, and I Am Legion
were also added to Reading and Leeds bills. "I know our fans will be delighted to welcome back our first headliners, Blink-182, with what promises to be an amazing show, as well as the brilliant Jake Bugg stepping up to the Main Stage,"
said festival organizer Melvin Benn
. "I can’t wait to reveal the rest of our incredible lineup, so watch this space!"
The latest Blink 182 studio effort, "Neighborhoods
," saw its release in September 2011 via Geffen Records.