A weekend that already boasts the only UK appearance from the Pixies and Iron Maiden‘s only UK festival in 2005 reveals more of the line-up.
Starting with Reading’s Friday and Leed’s Saturday, the NME/Radio One stage now boasts The Cooper Temple Clause playing a home game on the Reading stretch. They have been away a while since 2002 saw the release ‘See This Through And Leave’, odds on there will be new tracks to behold. Joining the Clause are next-big-thing candidates My Chemical Romance who have been darlings of Kerrang and those lucky enough to see them live. Another slot in your festival timetable should go to Fightstar whose recent sold out tour and work with Napalm Death’s producer have created a deafening buzz. Last but not least, The Subways come armed with their mighty pop rock and a mission to win you over.
Moving onto Saturday at Reading and Sunday in Leeds the jaunty Canadians Hot Hot Heat will be playing the tracks you love and will come to love as their set surely will contain tracks from ‘Make Up The Breakdown’ and their new album ‘Elevator’. The Kills are the creators of a strong contender for Betweenplanets album of the year with the amazing ‘No Wow’ and are an unmissable addition to the bill. Hotel and VV will blast though their dirty, raw, pounding setlist with a seductive punk vibe and electrifying passions. The Others are the guerilla gigging winners of the first NME John Peel Award For Musical Innovation and fine additions to the bill. Turn up and join the 853 Kamikaze Stage Diving Division if you dare!
The main stage (we are talking Sunday in Reading and Friday in Leeds now) has been bolstered by the rapidly rising stars that are Alkaline Trio, world reknown Norwegian rockers Turbonegro and a brace of Welsh metal in Bullet for my Valentine and Funeral for a Friend.
Meanwhile, the Cumbrian prog rocking British Sea Power have signed up for the NME/Radio One stage alongside the bluesy gospel sounds of Willy Mason. Joining them, in advance of their new album ‘Cuts Across The Land’, The Duke Spirit set their stall to win you over. While Maximo Park has got to be one to watch after the release of the fantastic ‘Apply Some Pressure’.
There is far more to be announced as The Dance Stage, Concrete Jungle Stage, Comedy turns and Carling Tent have yet to be revealed. Stay tuned for updates…
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