On sale in the morning...

Early bird tickets for next year's instalment Reading and Leeds festival go on sale tomorrow morning.

One of Europe's biggest festivals, Reading and Leeds remains a landmark on the summer calendar. Returning next summer, organisers have already confirmed appearances from Deftones, Mercury Music Prize winners alt-j and Sub Focus.

Fans will be able to grab tickets to 2013's event tomorrow morning (November 30th) at special early bird prices. Frozen at this year's prices, if you buy passes for Reading and Leeds you'll be eligible for entry into a new competition with the following prizes:

2 x VIP packages, which include the chance to watch a band from the side of the Main Stage and five cases of Tuborg.
4 x Backstage tours, plus a Spotify premium account for three months and a Reading & Leeds T-Shirt.
10 x Backstage tours.
20 x Reading & Leeds merchandise bundles.

Here's a statement from Melvin Benn.

“This is a dynamic time for the festivals. Not only do we have a fresh look for next year, but we are also adding to the fans’ experience of the festival with the introduction of more stages and genres of music, which also inevitably means an increase in the number of artists playing across the weekend."

“The addition of the hip-hop stage and the extension of the dance line-up to a three day stage - whilst not losing the essence of what Reading & Leeds Festivals are about across the existing Main, NME/Radio 1, Festival Republic and Lock Up Stages - are the things that really excite me. The Reading & Leeds festival goers listen to a diverse range of music and with the likes of BBC Radio 1 offering specialist shows focused on rock and dance and BBC Radio 1Xtra - now a station in its own right - this broad spectrum of musical genres reflects what the fans are into and what Reading & Leeds represents."

“I’m really thrilled about the additions we have planned and I’m committed to ensuring Reading & Leeds remain the highlight of the festival season for many years to come.”

Reading and Leeds runs between August 23rd - 25th.


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