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Foals headline Reading & Leeds 2016, Parkway Drive & Nothing But Thieves also join the bill

The latest batch of bands have been announced for this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals, and Foals are getting a shot at a headline slot.

Topping the bill in a co-headline arrangement with bedroom blogstars turned chart botherers Disclosure, Oxford’s other finest quintet join Red Hot Chili Peppers as headliners for the 2016 event.

“We’re absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It’s a dream come true,” say Foals. “We’ve worked our way up on our own terms and to be given the chance to headline one of world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us and hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns and focus on what matters, you’ll get there and smash it. Onwards and upwards friends. Long live the guitar band”

They’re not the only acts joining the line-up today. Both Parkway Drive and Nothing But Thieves are new additions.

Elsewhere on the bill, there’s room for Jack Ü, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap, Crystal Castles, The Internet, Oliver Heldens and Hannah Wants.

That’s as well as the previously announced The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Eagles Of Death Metal, Slaves, Hinds, Courteeners, Boy Better Know, Crossfaith, DJ EZ and Ratboy.

Reading & Leeds 2016 take place across the August Bank Holiday weekend. That’s August 26th to 28th.

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