Reading Festival line-up revealed

Published: 12 Mar 2012 19:156 comments

THE Cure, Foo Fighters and Kasabian have been unveiled as this year's Reading Festival headliners.

More than 30 years after the release of their debut album - Three Imaginary Boys - iconic, blasts from the past The Cure top the Main Stage bill on the festival's opening day, Friday, August 24.

Leicester rockers Sergio Pizzorno, Tom Meighan, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews - better known as Kasabian - have been booked for the top slot the following day.

Festival masters Foo Fighters - who recently scooped five Grammy awards - will bring the music extravaganza at Little John's Farm to a close on the Sunday when they play their only British gig this year.

The US group have become a firm Reading favourite since making their debut here in 1995, before ascending to the dizzy heights of headliners in 2002 and 2005.

Headline acts for the NME/Radio 1 Stage are The Maccabees, At The Drive-In and Justice, with Metronomy among the Dance Stage's main attractions.

Others groups joining the stellar line-up include Paramore, Florence And The Machine, Kasier Chiefs, Bullet For My Valentine and Angles and Airwaves, The Shins, Mystery Jets, Bombay Bicycle Club, Eagles Of Death Metal and The Courteeners.

Tickets go on general sale tomorrow and cost £197.50 for the weekend and £85 for a day. For details see

Friday, August 24:

MAIN STAGE - The Cure, Paramore, Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six, Crystal Castles, Angels And Airwaves, Coheed And Cambria, Cancer Bats, Deaf Havana

NME/RADIO 1 STAGE - The Maccabees, Foster The People, The Courteeners

Saturday, August 25:

MAIN STAGE - Kasabian, Florence And The Machine, The Vaccines, Enter Shikari, The Shins, Odd Future, Mystery Jets, Blood Red Shoes

NME/RADIO 1 - At The Drive-In, The Cribs, Billy Talent, Miike Snow

DANCE STAGE - Metronomy, Katy B, Azealia Banks, Jaguar Skills

Sunday, August 26:

MAIN STAGE - Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Kaiser Chiefs, Bullet For My Valentine, All Time Low, The Gaslight Anthem, Eagles Of Death Metal, Band Of Skulls, Pulled Apart By Horses

NME/RADIO 1- Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, The Horrors, SBTRKT


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  • Mick Clegg
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    Mar 12, 19:53
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    Great lineup. Cant wait for The Cure.

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  • Turd Ferguson
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    Mar 12, 20:17
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    Turdwould be doing turda disservice.

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  • Uneducated
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    Mar 12, 21:32
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    The Cure are easily the only decent band the festival has had in the last decade.

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  • Uneducated
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    Mar 13, 08:45
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    Totally worth it just for At the Drive In

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  • mischievous
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    Mar 13, 10:29
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    The Cure! My grandma's generation. Must be appealing to Councillors? Do they still get free tickets. Any gift over £35 is legally considered a bribe, I understand. New law.

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