Published On: Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 on 4:24 pm

Metallica set to headline Reading and Leeds 2015

Metallica

Metallica have been announced as Reading and Leeds’ headliners at next summer’s festivals.

With a career spanning over three decades and more than 110 million records sold across the world, it will be the fourth time the band will headline at both sites, having first topped the bill 18 years ago.

Lars Ulrich, the drummer of the band, said: “We’re obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty Reading & Leeds. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”

Festival boss, Melvin Benn, said: “I’m excited to be able to announce Metallica as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2015. Their amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK’s most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres.

“I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the Festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere.”

The first wave of other artists have been announced.

Jamie T, Pierce The Veil, Wilkinson Live and Run The Jewels are included in the line-up for the August bank holiday 2015.

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