Festival expands bill again

Electro starlet La Roux has announced she is to play Reading and Leeds festival, amid a raft of new additions.

La Roux is one of the success stories of the year. After releasing debut single 'Quicksand' last year the flame haired singer was surrounded by a hail of hype. Blending dancefloor abandon with a shrewd songwriting flair, La Roux's distinctive voice is a potent pop weapon.

The singer announced a host of festival appearances earlier this year, including performances at T In The Park and Oxegen. However due to her touring commitments La Roux was forced to pull out, making this a rare opportunity to catch the singer at a British festival.

With her self-titled debut album due out over the summer, the pressure is on La Roux to produce the goods. The single 'In For The Kill' became a massive hit, in part due to Skream's inspired dubstep reworking, and all eyes are on the singer's debut full length effort.

La Roux is set to perform at Reading and Leeds, with the red haired singer one of the pearls amid a group of forty new additions to the line up.

Marmaduke Duke are an inspired off shoot from Scottish hairy rockers Biffy Clyro. The band released their debut album earlier this year, and aim to follow in the footsteps of their parent band who are renowned festival favourites.

The Big Pink are set to play Reading and Leeds, in addition to three sets over the Glastonbury weekend. The band have announced a warm up show in Bath, but were shocked to learn that their Wikipedia had been hacked yesterday (June 8th).

Also due to play the festival are Devon's horn toting bunch The Rumble Strips, whose second (Mark Ronson enhanced) album is due for release soon. Joining Charlie Waller & Co. are the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers, Bombay Bicycle Club and many more.

Of course, the headliners are what draws the crowds in at these events. Reading and Leeds have confirmed a number of world class acts to head up their bill with Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys set to drop by for what will no doubt be very emotional sets.

Reading and Leeds takes place between August 28th - 30th.

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