Leeds Festival 2014 main stage headliner announced

HEADLINE ACT Blink-182 will perform on the Main Stage at Leeds Festival.
HEADLINE ACT Blink-182 will perform on the Main Stage at Leeds Festival.

American punk-pop band Blink-182 will headline the main stage at Leeds Festival 2014.

Festival organisers tonight revealed the band would perform at Leeds and Reading festivals in their only UK show of the year.

The band are the first headline act to be confirmed for the festival, which takes place August 22-24.

Other acts set to appear include Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion.

Festival boss Melvin Benn said: “2013 was a year of exciting additions for Reading and Leeds Festivals, making them bigger and better than ever.

“With extra stages and genres at both sites, there was a new diversity for all our fans to enjoy. However the core essence of the festival hasn’t changed and I think the line-up for next year will most certainly reflect that.  

“I know our fans will be delighted to welcome back our first headliners, Blink-182, with what promises to be an amazing show, as well as the brilliant Jake Bugg stepping up to the Main Stage.

“I can’t wait to reveal the rest of our incredible line-up, so watch this space!”

Blink-182 first played Reading and Leeds in 1999 and headlined the Main Stage in 2010.

The band’s set will include tracks from their seventh studio album, due to be released next summer.

Bassist Mark Hoppus said: “I’m stoked to play Reading and Leeds 2014. It’s our fourth time playing the festivals, and we’re very honoured.  

“The new year will see us in the studio preparing new music, getting ready to rock the fine people of the UK. Prepare for the fury.”

Festival-goers can reserve tickets with a £50 deposit and then pay in instalments.

Visit www.leedsfestival.com for full details.