Reading and Leeds Festival announce first acts

The first acts for the Reading and Leeds Festival were announced this morning with My Chemical Romance, The Strokes and Muse named as main stage headliners. Beady Eye, Janes Addiction and 2 Many DJs were announced to headline the Radio One Stage and The Horrors, The Midnight Beast and Pete Doherty named as Festival Republic stage headliners.

Madness make a surprise but very welcome slot on the main stage on Saturday, (arguably the best festival band on the entire bill) and Henry Rollins will surely pull a big crowd for his stand up comedy routine, don’t miss the Black Flag vocalist if you have not seen him before. Tickets are on sale now.

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Dave Sitek joins Jane’s Addiction

Dave Sitek will be a member of Jane’s Addiction for the upcoming album.

The TV On The Radio man will help write the tracks as well as picking up bass duties throughout, replacing Duff McKagan who had left the band due to “creative differences”.

Whilst Sitek won’t be a full-time member of the band and is unlikely to tour, Perry Farrell has said that the band are “fully immersed in the process of making modern music. It has been a great experience thus far, and the results have so much potential.”

Watch this space for new material!