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Mumford & Sons to headline Reading & Leeds 2015

Royal Blood, Bastille and Wolf Alice are also playing the weekender.

​Mumford & Sons to headline Reading & Leeds 2015
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Cat’s out the bag: Mumford and Sons will return to Reading and Leeds festival in 2015 to headline the Main Stage.

The band, who last performed at the weekender back in 2010, have risen through the ranks and will now join previously-announced headliners Metallica as two of the acts due to close each evening’s proceedings.

“I’m delighted to have secured Mumford & Sons for Main Stage headliners this summer,” festival boss Melvin Benn has said in a statement, “and can’t wait to see them return to the Festivals for their first UK performance in over two years. With today’s announcement of a further eight great acts joining the bill, the Reading & Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon.”

Thunderous duo Royal Blood (playing third from top on the Main Stage) and the chart-bothering boys in Bastille have also been confirmed to make massive appearances during the festival along with DIY favourites Years & Years and Wolf Alice also due to perform during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Elsewhere on the line-up, deadmau5 and Rebel Sound (featuring members of Chase & Status, Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX) have been confirmed to appear, along with Catfish and the Bottlemen, Pretty Vicious, Jack Garratt and Hannah Wants, who complete the most recent announcement.

They join Metallica, Jamie T, Manchester Orchestra, Pierce The Veil, Wilkinson, Run The Jewels and Refused, who were announced to play this year’s event back in December.

Reading & Leeds 2015 takes place from 28th to 30th August and tickets are on sale now.

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