Sheffield metal bands Bring Me the Horizon and While She Sleeps to play famous music festival

Bring Me the Horizon are playing the main stage at Leeds and Reading Festivals this year. Picture: Adam Elmakias.

Bring Me the Horizon are playing the main stage at Leeds and Reading Festivals this year. Picture: Adam Elmakias.

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Two leading Sheffield metal bands are to take to the stage at the famous Leeds music festival.

Bring Me the Horizon and While She Sleeps have been added to the bill for the festival – and it’s sister event in Reading – which takes place between Friday and Sunday, August 28 and 30.

A festival spokesman said: “Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon have established themselves as the UK’s biggest and best metal crossover act, and will follow up their all-conquering sold out Wembley Arena headline show last year with

a set immediately ahead of Metallica on the Main Stage on Saturday at Reading and on Sunday at Leeds.

“Their performance at the Festivals this summer is a European exclusive.”

While She Sleeps – formed in Renishaw in 2006 – have been added to the bill for The Lock Up/Pit Stage.

The announcements came as the festival confirmed The Libertines as the final headline act at the festival, joining Mumford & Sons and Metallica as the top-billed bands.

Melvin Benn, festival boss, said: “What a band to announce as our third headliner.

“The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys to walk on to our Main Stages in their rightful place at the top of the bill.”

Other acts announced today as playing the festival include All Time Low, Kendrick Lamar, The Maccabees, Knife Party, Limp Bizkit, Tyler, The Creator, Swim Deep, Everything Everything, Jamie XX, Boy Better Know, Camo & Krooked, Hudson Mohawke, New Found Glory, Mastadon, Cancer Bats, Django Django, The Wombats, Frank Turner, Ash and Lethal Bizzle.

They join acts including Bastille, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Deadmau5, Jamie T and Royal Blood as playing the festivals.

Mr Benn said: “I’m excited to announce more than 50 other phenomenally talented acts today who will bring amazing performances for our fans.

“I really think we’ve got the ultimate line-up this year. Where else can you see Kendrick Lamar on the same day as Deadmau5 and Years & Years, or Marmozets on the same day as

Azealia Banks or Metallica, or All Time Low on the same day as Knife Party or Mumford & Sons?

“It’s almost exactly six months to the Festivals and I already can’t wait until August Bank Holiday weekend.”

Tickets are now on sale from See Tickets

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