Monday, April 03, 2006

READING: ALL ABOUT IT. AND LEEDS.

The announcement of the Reading and Leeds Festival headliners has put a bit of a drag on the NME.COM site, but, if you have time to cool your boots while it loads, you'll discover the three headliners are Franz Ferdinand (Reading Friday; Leeds Saturday), Muse (Reading saturday, Leeds Sunday) and Pearl Jam (Reading Sunday, Leeds Friday) - which at least means you can probably get away with a day pass.

Muse? We like Muse, but we can't help feeling their ascension to headline status is a bit of an over-estimation of their powers. But then we always feel that.

Other bands are due to be announced right now but, erm, the server seems to have totally fallen over.

UPDATE: Drowned In Sound hasn't fallen over. Also on the main stage, then, will be Placebo, My Chemcial Romance, Kaiser Chiefs, Audioslave, Feeder, Arctic Monkeys, The Streets and Yeah Yeah Yeahs; headling the second stage will be Primal Scream, The Raconteurs (or Jack White and his amazing Tin Machine) and Maximo Park; while the bill will also feature Belle & Sebastian, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, The Cribs, The Futureheads and The Subways.

Not the most inspiring bill we've ever seen, but probably enough to fill a couple of afternoons if you pick your way round carefully. Of course, people only go to these festivals now for the bumper cars so it doesn't matter much either way.


3 comments:

ian said...

Given the ticket frenzy I just saw (as an interested observer) I suspect it's just you and me who think "is that IT?"

Although I thought you were being over generous with the day pass.

Anonymous said...

Wow. £135 a ticket (up £40 on three years ago)...60,000 at each site?

License to print money

jana said...

pear freaking jam? oh WHY?

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