Green Day To Headline Reading Festival 2013

The band has confirmed their headline slot at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals, joining fellow acts Eminem and Biffy Clyro on the line-up.

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Green Day have been confirmed to headline this years Reading and Leeds festivals, joining fellow headline acts Eminem and Biffy Clyro on the line-up.

According to NME, the band will perform at Reading on Friday, August 23 before moving on to perform at Leeds Festival on Saturday, August 24. Green Day recently confirmed their return to live action following Billie Joe Armstrong's stint in rehab, and Reading & Leeds Festivals are the band's only UK festival performances of 2013.

Green Day lead a raft of huge names added to the bill with the confirmation that Nine Inch Nails will return to perform at the festivals for the first time since 2007. Trent Reznor recently revealed the return of the industrial metal band and they will perform their only UK shows of 2013 at Reading and Leeds this year. Skrillex will also appear.

Other new additions to the Main Stage line-up across the three day festival include Brand New, The Lumineers, Editors, White Lies and Frank Turner. They join previously announced acts such as Foals, Fall Out Boy, Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones and System Of A Down on the main stage line-up.

Previously announced as performing across the weekend, Alt-J will headline the Saturday night (August 24) at Reading, leaving them to play at Leeds on August 25. Performing before the "Fitzpleasure" band take to the stage will be Jake Bugg, Tame Impala and Palma Violets.

Finally, joining Phoenix at Reading on August 25 and Leeds on Friday, August 23, will be Azealia Banks, Disclosure, Haim, City & Colour and Alex Clare.

Other artists confirmed to be appearing across the weekend, including acts confirmed for the new for 2013 1Xtra Tent and Dance Tents, will be Wiley, Sub Focus, Baauer, Magnetic Man, Knife Party, Devlin, Swim Deep, Mallory Knox, The Blackout, Hadouken!, Iggy Azalea, New Found Glory, The Strypes, Temples, The 1975, Theme Park, Tomahawk, Twin Atlantic and While She Sleeps.

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    Hey, did you guys hear about this?
    That was awesome. That's how Green Day should be. Just like when they were back in the 90s
    yes, because in the 90's, green day threw mid life crisis painkiller temper tantrums
    God, this forum you can't tell it like it is, or all the sissy-wissy crybaby fanboy wankers come out to down-vote you.
    Pretty sure Green Day are playing Emirates Stadium in London June 1st, so Reading & Leeds are NOT their only shows.
    Probably means UK festival exclusive, i.e. no other festivals in the UK this year. They are playing the UK on June 1st and other festivals outside the UK, yes.
    cant wait to see their gig at the emirates good choice putting biffy as headliners but most of the lineup is poor compared to previous years
    Some really good acts on the line up this year, but overall poor. I mean... SKRILLEX? REALLY? I need a new festival now..
    I could see Skrillex being quite fun. I'd take him over some of the generic folk acts that seem to be filling up festival slots as of late. Overall though I will say I'm not too impressed with the lineup.
    A friend of mine suggested me to go see Skrillex with him once and since I didn't knew who the guy was and the tickets were pretty cheap, I thought "what the hell". While his music came out as nothing special to me, the dude knows how to cheer up the crowd. I can't say I didn't had a lot of fun in that concert and that I wouldn't also take him over some gimmick bands of nowadays. With that said, I really like some of the acts listed there. I'd kill to see White Lies, Tame Impala and Tomahawk live, but I'm afraid I'm a little too broken right now to go to the South. :/
    Nine Inch Nails, Foals, and Alt-J I would also like to say (mainly the first). I'm about 6,000 miles away so I definitely don't have the funds to go, but a lot of bands should be coming around here at some point this year so I'll just save my money for that.
    Darth Wader
    Billie Joe celebrates the headlining of the Reading Festival by getting wasted...too soon?
    Thrice Capades
    "Fans who have bought tickets for the festival are understandably disappointed with the lackluster headliner, but all seem to enjoy that if they leave before Green Day they can probably beat most of the parking lot traffic." Source: Taste
    Saw a rumour which had Rage Against The Machine instead of Green Day. Tad disappointed by the actual revelation but not too much - Green Day have plenty of excellent stadium fillers.
    Headlining reading festival, not saying that they "suck".... but the organizers are really scrapping the bottom of the barrell right there...
    I did see skrillex not too long ago, I thought it was fun, he gets the crowd going, but then again I like the creme of the crop of music and the creme of the crap so....