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Metallica set to headline Reading & Leeds

American metal superstars return to our shores next summer.


American super-group, Metallica have revealed details for their 2015 summer including headline dates at Reading & Leeds Festivals. The UK festival exclusive will see James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo take the main stage over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Lars Ulrich from the band said of the news: “We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”

Festival boss Melvin Benn continued: “I’m excited to be able to announce Metallica as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2015. Their amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK’s most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres. I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the Festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere that make Reading & Leeds so special.”

Other artists confirmed on the bill are: Jamie T, Pierce The Veil, Wilkinson Live, Refused, Run The Jewels And Manchester Orchestra

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