Glassjaw to play Reading and Leeds Festival 2011

glassjawOne of the most innovative bands of our times, the Grammy nominated New Yorkers have often been cited as a key influence in the post-hardcore genre. After the release of their debut EP ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ in 1997, the first full length album ‘Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence’ followed in 2000 and brought the band out of Long Island and into the hands of a dedicated grass roots following. After almost a decade of silence, the band released ‘Our Color Green (The Singles)’ on New Year’s Day and the five-track EP should serve as a reminder that Glassjaw are as essential as ever. 


Glassjaw join previously announced headline acts Muse, My Chemical Romance, The Strokes and Pulp on this year’s line-up and will perform on the NME / Radio 1 Stage on Saturday 27th August in Reading, and Sunday 28th August in Leeds. With many more acts to be announced the Reading & Leeds Festival is shaping up to be the finest line-up you’ll find at any festival this summer.

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