Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Yesterday evening it was announced that Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore will be co-headlining the Saturday day of Leeds Festival, which is to take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Speaking to NME, event organiser, Melvin Been, said that the two bands may in fact take turns to go on last when they play at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, “When I told them we have two sites and they could essentially swap who goes on last each date, they loved the idea,” Benn told NME. “We’re just working out the minor details now.”
Interestingly this is the first time that the event will enjoy a female-fronted headliner since Garbage took to the stage back in 1998 (16 years ago).
Joining the two headliners will be the Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 with support from the likes of Jake Bugg, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Bombay Bicycle Club and Cage the Elephant amongst others.
But for those who aren’t up to date on rock bands, which ones are particularly worth seeing?
Aside from the headliners, there are a number of bands currently added to the line-up that are well worth checking out:
Having just released their third album, Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend have enjoyed both critical and chart success over the past year and will be looking to make an impact over the summer.
Typically indie, with a few baroque beats in accompaniment, they probably the most interesting band to investigate if you are looking for a good time.
With just one album to their name, the Worcester band started to gain ground throughout 2012 before hitting it big early last year.
With their sound drenched in 90’s grunge and psychedelia (finding a neat solution between the two), Peace are the band to see if you fancy rekindling something that you may not have felt, or heard, in twenty years.
Another band with but one album under their name, the Chvrches are one of the hottest things to come out of Scotland in the past two years.
By fusing together synthpop and a dash of electronica, the band have won a string of awards as well as coming fifth in the BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll and are not something to miss if you’re searching for something a little different from the rest of the line-up.