Terrible or 'wicked'? Fans react to new announcement of third headliner - and the feelings are mixed
Grace Carroll

11:15 12th March 2013

Reading and Leeds festivals have officially announced all three headliners, and fans seem to be having mixed reactions.

Last night, Green Day were revealed as the third Main Stage headliners, with Nine Inch Nails and Phoenix also amongst the bands being added to the bill.

Some fans seem overjoyed by the news, with Julie McAlister tweeting, "Holy moly. Never though I would say this but Reading fest this year looks wicked!" and Kourtney Beckwith writing, "Omg let me go to Reading Festival."

However, some fans were less pleased. Simon Price tweeted, "This year's Reading Festival line-up severely tests my 27-year unbroken attendance. Most of the acts announced, I'd cross the road to avoid."

Dan Parrott agreed, writing, "The Reading and Leeds Festival Lineups are so TERRIBLE. :/:/:/," and Saaj Sharma posted, "Leeds festival is some f**ked up outdated s**t!"

Aaron Addison wrote, "Reading lineup is shocking, although green day are playing, that changes everything."

User @Benem0th took a different perspective, asking fans to calm down and posting, "Idk why people are moaning about the Reading lineup, there's gonna be 9 stages. There's gonna be lots of variety so quit yer moaning."


Trent Reznor will perform at the festivals with Nine Inch Nails this year

Also appearing on the main stage at the festival are Nine Inch Nails, Frank Turner, Chase & Status, White Lies, Brand New, The Lumineers, Editors, Hadouken, Twin Atlantic, New Found Glory.

Newly added to the NME / Radio One stage are Phoenix, A$ap Rocky, Major Lazer and Bastile. Also performing at this year's double header are Devlin, The Blackout, Iggy Azalea, Malory Knox, Modestep and Swim Deep.

Biggest confirmed festival headliners of 2013: Who's playing what this year

  • Biffy Clyro - Reading/Leeds Festival

  • Elton John - Bestival

  • The Stone Roses - Isle Of Wight Festival, Coachella

  • Mumford & Sons - T In The Park

  • Justin Timberlake - Wireless

  • Snoop Dogg - Bestival

  • My Bloody Valentine - Primavera

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Coachella

  • Eminem - Reading/Leeds Festival

  • The Killers - Isle Of Wight Festival, T In The Park

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Primavera

  • Jay-Z - Wireless

  • System Of A Down - Reading/Leeds Festival

  • The Postal Service - Primavera

  • Bon Jovi - Isle Of Wight Festival

  • Rihanna - T In The Park

  • Blur - Primavera, Coachella


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