Monday, April 03, 2006


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.


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

Anonymous said...

pear freaking jam? oh WHY?

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