New bands for festival

Reading and Leeds confirmed a number of new acts for its bill, with hotly tipped newcomers The xx due to join the party.

Spread over two sites, Reading and Leeds festival is one of Britain's biggest musical events. Taking place across three days, some of the most iconic bands in British music are due to play alongside a series of hot young newcomers.

Joined together since 1999, this year Reading and Leeds will share between them a bumper crop of musical talent. Radiohead have confirmed that they will make a rare festival appearance, with the Oxford giants bringing with them one of British music's most potent back catalogues.

Joining them are returning Sheffield giants Arctic Monkeys. The band are gearing up to release their third album 'Humbug', and are set to preview new material with a very special headline slot.

However Reading and Leeds are also launchpads for new talent. Newly renamed LA punk types El Bronx are set to perform, alongside The Rakes, Little Boots, Florence & The Machine, La Roux and many more.

New additions to the line up include hotly tipped newcomers The xx. Emerging from London the group have confirmed details of their debut album, with a host of festival performances planned for throughout the summer.

The band have been confirmed for Sheffield's Tramlines event, and are now due to drop by Reading and Leeds. Joining The xx on the bill are sprightly indie-folksters Noah And The Whale.

With their second album in the can, fans should expect something different from Noah And The Whale. First listens reveal a new soundtrack inspired approach - unsurprising, given the album is meant to sit alongside a film.

Due for release later in the summer, Noah And The Whale will preview their sensational new material with a slot on the main stage at Reading and Leeds.

Reading and Leeds takes place between August 27th - 29th.

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