Tom Chandler brings us the latest part of the Young Academic Ultimate Festival Guide today as the official line-up for the Leeds and Reading festival has been announced. As festival season rapidly approaches, we will be bringing you all the entertainment news you need as well as your usual student news and campus profiles.
Dating back to 1961, the festival has now become one of the staples of British summer festivals, and will take place between the 26th and 28th of August 2011.
Tickets went live at 7:15pm today, and are expected to sell out within a few hours.
Headliners announced are Muse, The Strokes, and My Chemical Romance.
Bringing one of its most diverse selections of acts to date, the festival has already sparked a debate on social media websites.
Fans took to Facebook and Twitter, before and after the announcements, with fans heaping praise and criticism on the line-up.
Images of the festival leaked onto the internet earlier today, and despite many labelling the image as a fake, the line-up which was announced at 7:15pm by Zane Lowe proved that the image was real, leading Lowe to joke about the fixtures for next year’s festival already being leaked.
This year’s festival will provide ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s new band ‘Beady Eye’ with one of their first festival appearances.
Also on the bill will be The Strokes, who will be playing the old and the new, with the new coming from their latest album ‘Angles’ which has split critics and fans.
Making their return to music is ‘Jane’s Addiction’, who will be performing with ‘TV on the Radio’ bassist Dave Sitek, they are set to headline the Radio 1/NME stage.
Another return will come in the form of ‘Pulp’, who are also set to headline London’s o2 Wireless festival. ‘Pulp’ will switch headline slots with ‘The Strokes’ when they play both sites of the festival in August.
Weekend tickets will cost £192.50, day tickets £89.50 (booking fees will apply to both these ticket types for fans purchasing tickets from online distributors), and fans can purchase early bird tickets for £15 allowing early entrance into the festival sites.
To see a full line up of the festivals acts and for tickets, go to http://www.leedsfestival.com or http://www.readingfestival.com/