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New bands added to Reading bill
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Glasvegas, Wiley and Elliot Minor are among a host of acts that have been added to the Reading and Leeds Festival line-up this year.

They will all be playing on the new Festival Republic Stage which promises to showcase up-coming bands.

The bands join headliners Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, and The Killers for the bank holiday festival.

Running from 22-24 August, Reading is in its 20th year and Leeds has been going for a decade.

Breakbeat duo Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are also on the bill, alongside Reading-based Does It Offend You Yeah? and electro four-piece Late Of The Pier.

On the Saturday and Sunday, York rockers Elliot Minor will join US band All Time Low and Chicago quintet The Audition.

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Quirky Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are on the bill

British grime MC Wiley, currently getting airtime with Wearing My Rolex, joins rock 'n' roll band The Kills on the stage.

Other new acts who will complete the line-up on the Festival Republic Stage include Ida Maria, Florence and The Machine, The Teenagers and Natty.

The Radio 1/NME Stage will host Manic Street Preachers, Wombats, Foals, Vampire Weekend and Pendulum amongst others.

Headliners Metallica make their return to the festival after a five-year gap, while The Killers were there in 2005.

Bloc Party, The Fratellis, The Enemy, Biffy Clyro, Editors and Queens of the Stone Age will also put in an appearance.



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