Reading and Leeds festivals announce 2013 line up: Alt-J and Sub Focus

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Reading and Leeds festivals have announced the first act on the 2013 line up as Sub Focus and Alt-J.

Wiley, Skepta, Boy Better Know and The Deftones will also perform at the festivals next year.

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Radio 1 are adding two stages to the event, the Radio 1 Dance stage and the Radio 1Xtra stage.

After revealing a 'nifty' deposit scheme yesterday, where you can chuck £50 at the festival to reserve your ticket and then pay the rest of the balance later on, the organisers are pulling out the stops to encourage MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE (felt like it should be in caps?) for next year's events.

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"Within those additional two or three stages there will be a lot more diversity of music," said organiser Melvin Benn.

"We're changing the arena at Reading and Leeds quite significantly. I've got quite a strong buzz and feeling in myself in the changes that I'm making there. I'm still formulating the ideas."

reading and leeds festival 2013 line up announced

"I'm looking at probably announcing certainly one of the headliners before Christmas. There will quite a bit more dance music, quite a bit more other bits and pieces.

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"Reading and Leeds are going to be going out on sale before Christmas, but we'll have the full [set] on sale in March next year where we announce most of the bill."

This year's muddy field parties saw Foo Fighters, Kasabian and The Cure trot out as headliners. Check out our highlights here.

We chatted to All Time Low's Jack Barakat about UK music festivals, didn't we? Check it out;


Reading and Leeds fest announce £50 deposit scheme for 2013 tickets

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