Reading and Leeds festivals might only be three days long, but that hasn't stopped them bagging five headline acts between them for their annual showcase in August. While Foals and Disclosure were previously announced as co-headliners with the Red Hot Chili Peppers rounding-up each event in their respective locations, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy have now been added to the extensive line-up and will co-headline in the final slot.
"We're baaaaack!" Biffy Clyro exclaimed after it was announced that they were to return to the music event having previously headlined in 2013. "We are honoured to be asked to close Reading and Leeds this summer. We had one of the best nights of our lives last time and we're going to do all we can to make it even bigger and better in 2016. You ain't seen nothing yet motherf****rs!!"
Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy seemed similarly excited with their slot, adding: "It's pretty surreal to hear we are going to be co-headlining Reading and Leeds. R&L was our first real festival experience outside of the US and since the start we have buckled in and had an insane and memorable experience every time we have played. This is it, the big one for us and we are excited to be a part of it."
Festival organiser Melvin Benn said of the new additions: "This year really is a big one for Reading and Leeds. Five headliners across three days – it's a first for us and the UK festival scene. We're always looking to give Reading and Leeds fans something new and this year isn't going to disappoint. Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy are going to be incredible."
They weren't the only new acts added to the roster either, what with A$AP Rocky, HAIM, Die Antwoord, Krept & Konan, Jack Garratt and Sigma also being announced. Chvrches, The Vaccines, The Wombats, Lower Than Atlantis and Asking Alexandria were also amongst those added.
Tickets are on sale now for Reading and Leeds, August 26-28. Weekend tickets cost £205 + £8 booking fee (£213 total). To check the availability of Reading and Leeds tickets click here.
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