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More Reading headliners added
Metallica's James Hetfield

Metallica and Rage Against The Machine will join The Killers as the main headline acts for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

It has been five years since rock legends Metallica played the event. The Killers were there in 2005.

The line-up also includes Queens of the Stone Age and The Wombats, who will headline the Radio 1/NME Stage.

Dan Haggis from the band told Newsbeat it is a real honour.

He said: "It will be a bit weird. The first festival I went to was Leeds, when I was 16. I got the train over with a mate and a crate of beer and got completely trollyed and watched some amazing music.

"To be doing what I was watching when I was 16 will be amazing."

Headlining concerns

If the band have any concerns about headlining, they are limited to possible scheduling conflicts.

The Wombats
Murph from The Wombats
Haggis said: "Are Rage playing at the same time as us?

"To be honest, if Rage are on stage then we'll probably just lob our instruments out the window and run and watch them!"

The line up also includes The Fratellis, The Enemy, Biffy Clyro and Hollywood star Jack Black's band Tenacious D.

The Subways are back

The Subways are back at Reading for their fifth year. Bass player Charlotte Cooper and singer Billy Lunn agree it's the festival they are most looking forward to playing.

The Subways
Charlotte and Billy from The Subways

Cooper said: "This our fifth year running playing and me and Billy camped two years previous to that, so for seven years we've been at Reading which is cool.

"It always seems to come at a poignant time of year. Two years ago we played the main stage and it was after we'd been away for a while.

Last year it was our first show after Billy's throat surgery and this year we'll have had a couple of singles out so it'll feel like quite a big thing for us."

Lunn added: "And whenever we play Reading our friends and family are in the audience so it's like a big party."

Tickets go on sale 31 March, details for both events are available on the official websites.

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