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- Posted on Mar 29th 2010 2:45PM by Matt Glazebrook
Organizers have today revealed the headliners for the August 27-29 bash: Guns N' Roses (Reading Friday, Leeds Sunday), Arcade Fire (Reading Saturday, Leeds Friday) and Blink-182 (Reading Sunday, Leeds Saturday).
Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker reconstituted Blink in early 2009 and are supposedly currently working on a comeback album. The current incarnation of GN'R -- original singer Axl Rose plus various latter-day additions -- issued the band's long awaited sixth album 'Chinese Democracy' in late 2008.
Arcade Fire, meanwhile, are expected to release their third album -- and follow-up to 2009's 'Neon Bible' -- sometime towards the end of the summer.
The line-up, which was announced at 7.15, also confirmed that the Libertines reuniting for the festival, which had been widely reported earlier in the day, including on Spinner.
The main stage line-up also includes Queens of the Stone Age, the Libertines, Dizzee Rascal, Biffy Clyro, the Cribs, Weezer and Limp Bizkit.
The bands announced also includes LCD Soundsystem (Reading Friday, Leeds Sunday), Pendulum (Reading Saturday, Leeds Friday) and Klaxons (Reading Sunday, Leeds Saturday) headlining the BBC Radio 1 stage, with Mumford and Sons, the Big Pink, Phoenix, Foals and the Drums also confirmed.
The full line-up announced so far can be seen here (Reading) and here (Leeds). Tickets are on sale now, priced £75 ($112) for a day ticket and £180 ($270) for weekend camping.