Reading And Leeds Try To Keep Things Current

noah | March 31, 2009 11:30 am

Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Fall Out Boy, the Prodigy, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are among the acts playing this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, the twinned festivals that will be held in the UK during the last weekend of August. The Guardian notes that unlike other outdoor extravaganzas in the UK, Reading and Leeds are not sowing the oats of nostalgia, picking for its headliners acts that have actually had albums come out during the latter half of the ’00s. Progress sure looks funny these days! Full bills after the jump.

Reading Aug. 28 / Leeds Aug. 30: Kings of Leon Kaiser Chiefs Placebo Fall Out Boy Deftones Funeral for a Friend

Reading Aug. 29 / Leeds Aug. 28: Arctic Monkeys The Prodigy Maximo Park Ian Brow The Courteeners Enter Shikari Eagles of Death Metal

Reading Aug. 30 / Leeds Aug. 29: RadioheadBloc Party Yeah Yeah Yeahs Vampire Weekend Brand New

NME Radio 1 Stage (no dates yet) Gossip Glasvegas Jamie T AFI White Lies Friendly Fires Gallows The Maccabees Florence and the Machine The Gaslight Anthem

Reading and Leeds headiners announced [Guardian]