Get ready for Reading and Leeds Festival 2011 - tickets on sale tonight at 7:15pm

Posted: 21st March 2011
Reading Festival

One of the biggest events on any music fan's calendar is set to take place during the August Bank Holiday, namely the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The weekend is all set to be another massive occasion, with a whole string of huge rock, indie and pop artists promised for 26th to 28th August.

Tickets will be on sale from 7.15pm tonight - early-birds have already flown the coup (went on sale back in September). Tickets for either weekend will cost £192.50, with day tickets costing £82.50.

So who's going to play? The line-up will be announced at the same time as the tickets, which doesn't give you much time to assess whether to go or not - our advice? Check last year's line-up and take the plunge. If you see a dozen bands across the weekend, you'll get value for money anyway. Last year's festivals featured Guns N' Roses, Libertines, Queens of the Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Arcade Fire and Blink 182, not bad by anyone's standards.

So get yourself set up at 7pm with a coffee, munchies and a fired-up PC, ready for the race for the prize at 7.15pm! Good luck!

2011 line-up announced!

The 2011 line-up is a belter! The confirmed headliners are My Chemical Romance (Reading - Friday, Leeds - Saturday), The Strokes (Reading - Saturday, Leeds - Sunday) and Muse (Reading - Sunday, Leeds - Friday).

Support for each band (on their specific days) is as follows: MCR will have Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Deftones, Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon, The Strokes arm themselves with Pulp (now THAT is some support!), The National, Jimmy Eat World and Madness and Muse will be supported by Elbow (support? Wooop!), Interpol, Friendly Fires, Enter Shikari and Frank Turner. NB There are more names in support - we haven't got the room to list them all!

Also appearing across the weekend (times to be confirmed) will be Beady Eye, White Lies, The Vaccines, Jane's Addiction, Crystal Castles, 2ManyDJs, The Streets, Pete Doherty and The Horrors.

Paul Pledger