Only a handful of day passes left

All the weekend passes for this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals have sold out, with only a handful of day passes remaining.

The event announced a mouth watering bill earlier this week, with demand for tickets soaring. Amongst the headliners this year are Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and a no doubt jaw dropping performance from Radiohead.

Radiohead are battle hardened after an extensive tour of Central and South America. Never ones to do things by halves they recruited German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk as their support act.

Further down the bill the festival has grabbed acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who released the physical version of their album 'It's Blitz' today (April 1st). The band are set to be joined by metal legends The Deftones who are making a rare visit to the UK.

With a bill like that, tickets were never going to stay around for long. Currently, all weekend passes have been snapped up with all day tickets for Reading also long gone. However a few briefs for the Leeds site remain.

"This is the seventh year in succession that both events have sold out within 24 hours of going on sale and I am very, very pleased of course," said organiser Melvin Benn.

"The stature of the events have grown and grown each year and this year's line up only adds to that. However, I must express caution towards all those who will now try to get their hands on tickets in whatever way they can as they do need to be careful of dodgy sites."

Reading and Leeds festivals take place between August 28th - 30th.

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