Sunday 24 September 2017

Reading return for Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are headlining this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.
Mumford & Sons are headlining this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

Folk-rockers Mumford & Sons are joining Metallica as headliners at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

The band, whose hits include I Will Wait, return to the festivals four years after last playing there.

Other acts announced today include Chase & Status, Royal Blood and Bastille.

Festival boss Melvin Benn said: " I'm delighted to have secured Mumford & Sons for Main Stage headliners this summer and can't wait to see them return to the festivals for their first UK performance in over two years.

"With today's announcement of a further eight great acts joining the bill, the Reading and Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I'm looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon."

Metallica, announced as headliners last year, have sold more than 110 million records around the world and first headlined the event almost two decades ago.

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