American rockers Blink-182 have been announced as the first main stage headlines for next year’s Leeds and Reading Festivals on the Bank Holiday weekend of August 22 to 24.
Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Mew, Wilkinson and I Am Legion will also play.
They are the first of hundreds of bands set to appear at the region’s biggest annual three-day music festival of its kind. Acts appear at both Reading and Leeds Festivals over the weekend and it will be Blink-182’s only UK performances.
Californian trio Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker have produced hit singles including What’s My Age Again?, Adam’s Song, All the Small Things and Dammit. Key in the development of pop punk music, Blink-182 have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
Mark said: “I’m stoked to play Reading and Leeds 2014. It’s our fourth time playing the festivals, and we’re very honoured. The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK. Prepare for the fury.”
Weekend tickets, restricted to four per person, are £202.50 plus applicable booking fees. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticket-holding adult.
For information and details of a £50 deposit scheme call 0871 2310821, or visit www.festivalrepublic.com or www.leedsfestival.com