Green Day, Biffy Clyro and Eminem to top the bill at this year's Reading festival



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Green Day, Biffy Clyro and Eminem to top the bill at this year's Reading festiva

Green Day have been confirmed as headliners for the Reading and Leeds festival this summer, alongside Biffy Clyro and Eminem.

The American Idiot rockers will be taking to the stage on Friday 23 August in Reading and in Leeds on Saturday 24 August for their first UK shows following frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's stint in rehab.

Armstrong was admitted to rehab after a very public meltdown on stage in Las Vegas last September, during which he screamed profanities and slammed Justin Bieber, and he admits the embarrassment the incident caused him helps him to remain sober.

He said: "People will remind me a little bit. Or I'll see a photograph. And it makes me so sick. No. I can't go there. That's my last drink. Which is good - it's documented. Anytime I feel like drinking, I can think about it."

Green Day join Biffy Clyro and Eminem, who will headline the other two days of the festival.

Further new additions to the line-up include Chase and Status, Brand New, The Lumineers, Editors, White Lies, Frank Turner and US dance music star Skrillex

Nine Inch Nails are also set to perform at the festivals for the first time since 2007, their only UK shows of 2013.

Acts who have previously been confirmed for the festivals include System Of A Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Jake Bugg, Foals, Alt-J, Sub Focus and Deftones.

Fall Out Boy - who recently announced their return after a three year hiatus - will also perform on the main stage and preview material from their new album Save Rock And Roll.

Aside from the main stage, the event will also have the NME/Radio 1 stage, BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage and BBC 1Xtra stage, which will feature a diverse range of acts such as dance act Bastille and rapper Wiley.

Reading and Leeds festivals take place between 23 and 25 August. Tickets here.




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