After another great year that saw the likes of The Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Blink-182 and Pendulum take to Bramham Park in Leeds and Richfield Avenue in Reading, the first wave of artists for Reading and Leeds 2015 has just been announced, to the delight of a countless number of music fans who have already cemented their attendance into their calendars.
Returning for their fourth appearance at Reading & Leeds, as the first announced headliner will be American heavy metal heroes, Metallica. Citing themselves as “practically the house band” of Reading and Leeds, Metallica last appeared on stage here in 2010, with next years being their 4th time coming back. As global superstars, Metallica (James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo) have sold over 110 million records and are revered as one of the best live music acts in the world. The band will be releasing their documentary, ‘Some Kind Of Monster’, mid-December and have said they are “beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the mighty and magnificent double shot at Reading and Leeds”.
Also joining the line up is Brit indie favourite Jamie T, as well as post-hardcore four-piece Pierce The Veil, drum & bass superstar Wilkinson, who will be playing live, Swedish punk hot shots Refused, hip-hop duo Run The Jewels and indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, Manchester Orchestra.
As you know, with the scale of Leeds and Reading’s constantly impressive line-ups, this is just the first few of an expansive selection of solo artists, bands and DJs who will be spread over the many acres of stages at Leeds and Reading in 2015. Boasting the dance stage, radio 1 stage, alternative stage, festival republic stage and so much more both through the day and night, there is music for every taste and activities for everyone from young music enthusiasts to hedonistic festival revellers. Leeds and Reading has and will continue evolving from what was one of the most important rock festivals in the UK, to being one of the best and most popular festivals in Europe.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Metallica and Leeds Festival