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Razorlight lead Reading line-up
Razorlight recently topped the charts with their single America
Razorlight, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Smashing Pumpkins are to headline this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals.

Rock bands Ash, The View, The Gossip and the Nine Inch Nails are among the other acts appearing at the twin events from 24-26 August.

Veteran bands the Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins are not due to appear at any other UK summer music festivals.

In 2006, Razorlight claimed their first number one single and album.


Also among the 150 acts at the festivals will be The Arcade Fire and Mercury Prize nominees Bloc Party and Maximo Park.

All tickets for last year's three-day event sold out, with an estimated 80,000 music fans at each site.

Brit Award winners the Arctic Monkeys played the main stage in 2006 after playing a smaller stage in 2005.

The headline acts at last year's event were Pearl Jam and Muse, who went on to collect the Brit Award for best live act last month.

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