Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age to Headline Reading & Leeds Festivals

Vampire Weekend, Bombay Bicycle Club and Macklemore also among latest additions to festival line-up.

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Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals this August, NME reports.

The two bands are the final headliners announced for the event. They will join previously announced Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 on the top of the bill. It will be both Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore's only UK festival appearances of 2014.

Joining Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore on the Main Stage at this year's festivals will be new names Vampire Weekend, Deaf Havana, the Hives, Imagine Dragons, Foster the People and multiple Grammy Award winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Meanwhile, Bombay Bicycle Club join previously announced headliners the Courteeners and Disclosure on the NME/Radio 1 Stage. Fellow line-up additions for the tent include CHVRCHES, Clean Bandit and XL Recordings' latest signing Jungle.

Other new names joining the line-up across all of the stages include Klaxons, David Rodigan MBE, Lower Than Atlantis, Eagulls, the Fat White Family, A Day to Remember, Nero, Die Antwoord, Don Broco, Cage the Elephant, Circa Waves, Drenge, Enter Shikari, Jimmy Eat World, Letlive, Peace, Temples, the Neighbourhood and Wolf Alice.

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    paramore is not headline material in my opinion.
    They might've been in 2007-2009 but now? bleeehhh
    I didn't even know they were still a band until last year. I've not listened to their new stuff and I haven't heard anyone raving on about it either.
    Their new album was actually their best critically received album so maybe look a bit harder. I do agree though, they are not headline material. Back in the Brand New Eyes era it would have made sense, but not anymore.
    Well apparently they are headlining material in the opinion of professional promoters.
    Sweet Paramania
    QOTSA and Imagine Dragons together? Uh Oh...somebody is gonna have to keep Josh Homme on a chain!
    They did it with Pulp/The Strokes a couple of years ago when I went. At Reading Pulp came on first, then at Leeds, The Strokes played first.
    And you all are hating on paramore because????
    Because Paramore is mostly pop and QOSTA is mostly awesome.
    I don't see how being Pop instantly means something is bad, Michael Jackson was Pop and his music is still phenomenal to this day. Paramore are alright, but what they do isn't exactly new, bands like Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday have been playing that brand of music since the late 90's/early 00's. That said, QOTSA are ****ing awesome.
    Seriously, what's the issue with pop? Paramore are mostly hooky and QUOTSA are mostly over-rated by most people on this website.
    QOTSA deserve every bit of cred they get. It's not that this site makes them overrated but the outside world makes them underrated. Best band in the world right now
    It says on the Leeds site that they're sharing the stage on the same night. Does that mean QOTSA are sharing their time slot? If so that's absolute bullshit!
    Hang on. How can there be 4 headliners if it's a 3 day festival? Am I missing something here?
    Paramore and QOTSA are co-headlining.
    Van Guff
    The thing is, unless they're both on the stage at the same time, one band will finish last, thus in my opinion become the headliner.. Unless it's QOTSA at Reading and Paramore and Leeds or vice versa. Pretty naff headliners though, nothing on 2012 (The Cure, Kasabian and Foo Fighters)
    Von II
    What Van Guff said. There is no such thing as co-headlining unless they play equal shows at the same time. It's like calling the Big 4 a co-headliner show. All the bands play, but in the end we all know it's a Metallica show...