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What a bill.
DIS goes into meltdown :D
it was alright, they played Dammit so i was happy
They have a very important place in music for a lot of people and I respect them for that.
and love every second
and merge 'Anthem' and 'Anthem part 2' into one song at the end, I'd consider flying back to England and going to this dreadful festival again.
Also - who else could headline Reading these days?
Are condemned to repeat it.
Didn't Blink 182 follow or precede Daphne and Celeste at Reading 2000? Entertaining bill.
and were followed by RATM and Slipknot. the day was headlined by Stereophonics.
But that line up would be a logistical and ethical nightmare today.
they even brought Tom Jones out on stage
Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire (unfortunately not likely), um, Foo Fighters, Muse etc (slight sigh)
Do you still see them at pop-punk gigs or is it more because Blink, Green Day, Offspring, Sum 41 etc. kept up the momentum with a whole new generation of teenagers?
The others less so much.
But ranked equal on the bill with Status Quo :-/
(Quo?! At Download?! To be honest, would love to see those smug tossers showered in glass.)
Or have I missed something?
they are one of the headline bands, sure, but they aren't the headliners
"We can now confirm that the first Reading Festival Main Stage headliners for 2014 are the legendary Blink-182. "
Anyone know who is?
Reading & Leeds disappoint yet again.
and could easily play a set of 15-odd songs that even people who have no idea who they are would instantly recognise.
Don't get me wrong, I won't be going anywhere fucking near Reading Festival or a recent Blink 182 record. Failing to see how this is 'weak' or surprising, mind. It's Reading, ffs.
Whilst Blink 182 may not be to my personal preference, I do fully appreciate their success during their career. When i said 'weak' I was referring to the announcement as a whole e.g Disclosure and Of Mice and Men as I do think that overall the announcement was a little weak. All that being said I completely agree with you and your plan to avoid Reading Festival!!
(appart from Blink) but each of the artists announced are popular in their field. they've got a lot of fields covered and there are 9 months until the festival. they're playing the long game, just the same as every one else.
I could recognise about 2, at a push.
Probably to powerful to be the sort of person who goes to Reading or Leeds Festival
didn't see that one coming!!!
Headlined by Oliver/Dawson Saxon and Axel Rudi Pell or something
Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith
so EVEN WORSE
Good one for the old timers.
So long as they don't play that horrific ballad from the spacey film in 1998.
who seems to have inside knowledge, claiming the headliners are:
Paramore / Queens of the Stone Age co-headline
Didn't Paramore play that slot last year though?
They sub headlined below Blink in 2010 and The Cure in 2012. i'd love to see them step up after seeing them at Wembley this year, just so long as they get a soundcheck at Reading this time
paramore briefly at reading in 2012 and they were terrible.
so i almost didn't bother to see them on their tour this year. i was so glad my girlfriend convinced me as it was one of the best gigs I saw all year.
I lost my voice singing along to them and Weezer. One of the best days of my gig-going life.
i think they were a bit better that year
we're not friends anymore
that'd be one weak set of headliners. saying that it took me a few minutes to remember who it was last year and i went. the best thing about last year and the reason i went was because there must've been about 15/20 bands on the smaller stages i already enjoyed/really wanted to see so if they can nail that again then it'll be ok. still wouldn't pay £210 for it though. volunteering ftw.
I'm old enough to remember it being £90 :(((
that's why i have to go ever year, that and it's 25 minutes walk from my front door to the main stage
got so lucky with the volunteer place i did, camping 5 mins from main stage in a special area with no youths. worked 6 hours over wed/thurs/fri then i was done for the weekend.
"£202.50 plus applicable booking fees" which is about the same. it's stupid money either way.
heavily advertised as "last years prices" which comes to £210 w/ fees, then another tenner for post. So I reckon 2014 will be about a fiver more.
22ND – 24TH AUGUST 2014, BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Reading & Leeds Festivals announce BLINK-182 as a Main Stage headliner!
JAKE BUGG, DISCLOSURE, METRONOMY, OF MICE & MEN, WILKINSON and I AM LEGION the first of hundreds of exciting bands set to appear! £50 DEPOSIT scheme
2014 tickets on sale at 2013 prices until January
With amazing memories of this summer still fresh, Reading & Leeds Festivals are excited to reveal that the first Main Stage headliner for the 2014 events will be the legendary Blink-182 in their only UK show! Joining them will be Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion, the first amazing names set to appear across the Festivals for an unforgettable August Bank Holiday Weekend. The award-winning Reading & Leeds are the natural home for music lovers seeking the best acts, with the best atmosphere, surrounded by like-minded fans.
Festival boss Melvin Benn comments:
“2013 was a year of exciting additions for Reading & Leeds Festivals, making them bigger and better than ever. With extra stages and genres at both sites, there was a new diversity for all our fans to enjoy. However the core essence of the festival hasn’t changed and I think the line-up for next year will most certainly reflect that. I know our fans will be delighted to welcome back our first headliners, Blink-182, with what promises to be an amazing show, as well as the brilliant Jake Bugg stepping up to the Main Stage. I can’t wait to reveal the rest of our incredible line-up, so watch this space!”
Firm fan favourites, Blink-182 first played Reading & Leeds in 1999 and blew the Main Stage sky-high when they headlined in 2010. Mark, Tom and Travis return in 2014 to headline the Main Stage with their incendiary punk-pop anthems and you can be sure they’ll perform a set laden with hits such as ‘All The Small Things’, ‘Dammit’ and much more. The band will also be giving fans a debut airing of the much-anticipated forthcoming seventh studio album which will be released next summer, the first new material since their self-released EP in 2012, which featured ‘Dogs Eating Dogs’ and ‘Disaster.’ A band that never fails to deliver, this is a booking that will bring a smile to every ardent Reading & Leeds fan and will be the band’s only UK shows of 2014.
Mark Hoppus adds:
"I’m stoked to play Reading & Leeds 2014. It’s our fourth time playing the festivals, and we’re very honoured. The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK. Prepare for the fury."
Jake Bugg is one of the biggest success stories of Reading & Leeds Festivals in recent years. Even before he released his first album he’d already made his debut on the Festival Republic Stage in 2012. Returning to the Festivals in 2013, having travelled the world and received numerous accolades, Jake moved further up the bill, and with a Number One debut album under his belt, drew huge crowds to enjoy a hit laden set. Now following the release of his brilliant second album 'Shangri La', produced by the legendary Rick Rubin, we can announce that Jake will make another significant step up this year, taking his deserved place on the Main Stage.
Commenting on his appearance Jake said:
"Reading & Leeds have become a bit of a regular feature of my summers lately, so it's amazing to be asked back again. I was just kind of starting out the first time I played and it was a really important gig for me. Playing this year was fun and seemed like lots more people knew the songs; it was great hearing everyone singing the words back at me. I'm sure playing on the Main Stage will be a different experience again, so it's exciting. I've got my new album out so there's plenty of time for people to learn the words. It should be pretty special."
Often an artist like Jake Bugg comes along, who is so relevant and whose music has created such a buzz that fans demand their return to the Festivals; it is only right that Reading & Leeds provide the platform to see these artists excel. Another great example of this is Disclosure, the most successful British dance act in a generation, who turned the genre on its head in 2013 and opened the door for a host of underground dance acts to flood the mainstream. Throughout the year Disclosure soared to the top of the charts with their debut album ‘Settle’ and sold out venues across the world. Their set at last year’s Reading & Leeds was one of the stand out moments of the Festivals and the brothers return in 2014 with an arsenal of hit singles and a fearsome live reputation, this will be a headline performance in a packed arena.
Quintessentially English, modern pop act, Metronomy are one of the country’s most compelling live acts and make a welcome return to Reading & Leeds. New track 'I'm Aquarius' was launched by Zane Lowe as his Hottest Record In The World, had 120,000 SoundCloud plays in a matter of hours and went straight to Number One on Hype Machine. There is a new album ‘Love Letters’, recorded at the legendary Toe Rag studios, due in March 2014 and it promises to translate brilliantly to the live show.
Reading & Leeds introduced the exclusively rock element as an extension of the Lock Up Stage for the first time in 2013, providing a dedicated destination for the Festivals’ legions of rock and metal fans. Featuring memorable sets from Shikari Sound System, Funeral For A Friend and more, this was an extremely popular addition. Now for 2014 Reading & Leeds welcome Southern Californian metalcore quintet, Of Mice & Men. The band release their eagerly anticipated third album ‘Restoring Force’ in January 2014 via Rise Records, the follow up to breakthrough album 'The Flood'. Having received nothing but adulation across the rock media, and instantly selling out London’s Koko, these achievements are testament to where this band are going, and where they’re going is Reading & Leeds! Their exclusive festival performances in England & Wales will be ones not to miss.
2013 saw a three day stage for all things electronic headlined by Magnetic Man, Sub Focus and Knife Party, proving there is a huge thirst for dance amongst the Reading & Leeds faithful. Just confirmed for 2014 is Mark ‘Wilkinson’, now a household name thanks to the massive hit, and dance chart Number One ‘Afterglow’, taken from his debut longplayer ‘Lazers Not Included’. He’s managed to retain all his credibility thanks to his masterful production talents and skills as a DJ. He won ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ at the National D&B Awards, an accolade that is sure to be followed by many more.
All-new in 2013, an additional urban and hip-hop stage saw Wiley, Devlin and Wretch 32 heading up a cast of many of the Urban elite. This bass heavy stage was a great hit with fans and is guaranteed to be better than ever in 2014. Combining grime, hip-hop, dubstep, drum and bass, and some stuff that’s yet to be defined, it’s safe to say that I Am Legion are in a league of their own. Their explosive self-titled collaborative album is the side project of Dutch record producers Noisia and Foreign Beggars rappers Metropolis and Orifice Vulgatron. This fresh and distinctive collective will bring a turbo-charged atmosphere with them to Reading & Leeds.
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With sold out crowds at both Reading & Leeds Festivals in 2013, fans are urged to get tickets early for 2014. Now securing your ticket is even easier with the improved £50 deposit scheme. To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2014, the £50 deposit scheme and ticket instalment plan have been merged to create a brand, spanking new simple ticket plan. Simply put down £50 to bag your place, and then pay three further instalments of £53.50 a month, which includes the booking fee, but with postage payable.
Weekend tickets £202.50 plus applicable booking fees ● Early entry permits £15.00 ● Campervan permits £60.00 ● Lockers £16.00 ● Reading car parking £5.00 ● Weekend ticket prices include camping
Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online. Credit Card line: 0871 231 0821
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Children 12 and under are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event.
this is the main thing
from Dude Ranch when they played in 2000, so I'd be surprised if they did.
PREFERRED THE EARLY STUFF WHEN TOM COULDN'T SING
i will probably always prefer their commercial records. i get a little bit tired of the lack of variety of pace.
then cut some shapes at the silent disco
i want to request St. Anger in full.
it is a great and well run festival, so i'd love to go again.
I was talking about this last night with some mates and my friend Jason said "Definitely going to request Stanger to be played in full."
My other request would be that Lars sits down for the entire set and doesn't act like a complete bell.
well it would suck a lot, but it would make me smile and maybe laugh for a while.
there's no way Lars could do that.
Who would everyone prefer?
and their parents wouldn't let them go.
His name's Mark Wilkinson. Had a couple of Top 10 hits:
I hear... that... ... Pendulum will be reforming next year...
CURSE YOU GOD! WHY HAVE YOU DESERTED US!?!?!
The frat-boy humour, though, would drive most people here round the bloody twist.
Jesus, the memories that brings back.
A frustrating listen; so many great Weezer/Buzzcocks hooks trying to burst through the guitar firewall; but then they go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "He's a player, diarrhoea giver."
Was just as they were about to split up. Tom was acting like a total prick and doing all the bum will!!!! LOL stuff and jabbering and Mark and Travis just looked really sad and were like *be quiet man*
and they weren't communicating onstage at all.
I've seen them twice since they got back together (Reading festival and Birmingham arena) and thoroughly, throughly enjoyed both times.
They are one of my fvaourite bands though.
Enjoying a Blink gig needs no caveat, it only means I enjoy fun and joy and gladness.
Introduced a load of mates at school to them, having heard them through a mate who did BMX. This was I think just as Enema had come out I think but hadn't blown up yet.
They then all went to see them at the Astoria, didn't invite me, saying afterwards *Didn't think you liked them*
So that reading shitshow was the only time I've seen them. As they cancelled the gig at Wembley were they were going to be supported by JEW and Alkaline Trio
but reading about peoples experiences of their gigs just before splitting up maybe it was a blessing in disguise.
I would still be angry at your Astoria going friends if I weer you. I tmade me angry just reading that. THE UNFAIRNESS! THE HUMANITY!!!
one of my mates STILL likes to mention that Blink 182 "owe him a gig" whenever they tour.
after spamming the Loserkids website.
I've always been an internet cunt.
it took me years to like them again after seeing that gig. i only got into their eponymous album a couple of years ago because i was so put off by it.