Another massive fifty acts added to Reading and Leeds Festival lineup

The Summer Festival Guide is excited to announce a mammoth addition of fifty artists to the Reading and Leeds lineup for this summer.

This year sees one of the most spectacular Main Stage line-ups ever! Undisputed modern rock godsQueens Of The Stone Age and pop-rock superstars Paramore share headline duties alongside the completely inimitable Arctic Monkeys and pop-punk legends Blink-182.

With a supporting cast including Vampire WeekendMacklemore & Ryan LewisYou Me At SixJake BuggImagine DragonsFoster The People and Deaf Havana there are now even more names set to tear up the Main Stage. Completing the line-up for the Main Stage are Brighton indie-punk duo Blood Red Shoes, Japanese metallers CrossfaithDry the River, Leeds boys Pulled Apart By Horses, punk trioGnarwolves, nu-metal luminaries Papa Roach, UK rock kings Young Guns and pop punk champions Tonight Alive and The Story So Far.

Over on the NME/Radio 1 Stage alongside headliners CourteenersBombay Bicycle Club and Disclosure will be UK anthemic rockers Twin Atlantic and last year’s Main Stage openers Mallory Knox. Also appearing are fellow newcomers Lonely The Brave, shoegazer, post punk festival veterans The Horrors, multidirectional The Kooks and Brooklyn based musician Twin Shadow.

Reading & Leeds continue to bring the best in electronic music and dance to the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage with an exclusive performance from special guest Duke Dumont LiveAlunaGeorge,GesaffelsteinThe Glitch Mob, BorgoreAdventure ClubSnakehips and Electric Youth taking to the stage along with headliners Netsky LivePendulum DJ Set and Flume.

The unique sounds of Gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello and emotional rock heroes Jimmy Eat World will act as the perfect Lock Up Stage headliners, along with Brody DalleMöngöl Hörde and Architects.

Elsewhere, the headliners have been revealed for the Festival Republic Stage and they will be the riff-heavy Southampton group Band Of Skulls, garage rockers Palma Violets and the energetic Augustines.

Also appearing across the Festivals’ stages over the weekend will be A Wilhelm Scream, Baby Godzilla, Bear Hands,Bipolar SunshineCatfish And The Bottlemen, DarliaDave Hause, Every Time I Die,Hudson Taylor, Marika HackmanMayday Parade, Meridian DanP Money,PUP,SlavesThe DistrictsThe FlatlinersThe Front BottomsThe OrwellsThe Skints, The Wonder Years, Touché Amoré and Wovenwar.

Queens of the Stone Age, Klaxons and more added to Rock For People lineup

For its upcoming 19th year, the organisers of Rock for People promised a combination of proven names and new talents. The festival will take place from 2nd to the 5th of July at the Festivalpark in Hradec Kralove. The first part of this promise is fully affirmed by four names of the first confirmed bands. These are names which are very well known by the Czech audience, and bands which belong at one of the biggest hotspots this year's festival season. "Look at these bands, each one a is representing different genre, every one a different story. The choices demonstrate our commitment to artistic diversity with a common denominator – quality and energy. And it is also important that these bands are coming out with new records." says Michal Thomes, director of Rock for People about this first lucky cloverleaf.

With their a new album almost complete, we are delighted to announce California's QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – a gathering of top musicians surrounding Josh Homme; a band that reigns in their kingdom of hard riffs, psychedelia and dark poetry. A new studio album is planned for 2013 and acoording to the media it is one of the ten most anticipated albums this year. QOTSA's music ranges from heavy metal and hard rock, through psychedelia, to alternative rock or even art rock. Mix this up with some of the famous guests on the new album: Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Jake Shears, Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri, and you can see why we are so excited. The impatience of waiting for the first slice of the new QOTSA cake (and a riff at Rock for People) is also caused by the avalanche of rumours spreading about one of the best live performances currently on the circuit.

Euphoria, dance and literally electrified!! This is what to look forward to for those who can't wait to see Parov Stelar Band. No need to introduce this project of DJ Marcus Füreder aka Parov Stelar and his 21st century electrified swing. Every concert, including the last one in Prague's Lucerna Bar, is hopelessly sold out. Therefore, and rightly so, Parov Stelar are at the forefront of music from the swing era. This enlarged group will bring its biggest hits to Hradec Kralove, in a show which will please the dancers amongst us, regardless of age or musical taste.

Americans PAPA ROACH will be popular with the part of the Rock for People audience who lean towards harder genres – rap metal, nu metal or hard rock. Even after twenty years on the scene, these Californian legends, led by frontman Jacoby Shaddix have energy to spare. It's not only demonstrated by their latest album, The Connection, but also by dozens of sold-out performances. They will bring their new tracks to Hradec Kralove and introduce them alongside the best of their back catalogue.

Evil tongues would say that the British group, Klaxons, gained mass favour because it created its own genre – new rave. Spontaneous shows, success at the biggest festivals, a number of highly respected and indeed, successful recordings in 'Myths of the Near Future' and 'Surfing the Void' show that this self-marketing is not so true. Klaxons are big stars among indie rockers or fans of electronic music. Their popularity will continue to grow with every step, as this year the band will release a new album for its many adoring fans.

49 more bands added to Download Festival lineup


Taking on the world, this year’s lineup continues to bring the best international rock acts from every corner of the globe to one festival site.  Confirmed for their fourth appearance at Download Festival are US rockers Papa Roach. 2013 marks the band’s 20th anniversary and they will celebrate by bringing hits like ‘Last Resort’, ‘Scars’, ‘She Loves Me Not’, and ‘Getting Away With Murder’ to a sea of mosh in Donington Park.

Papa Roach

Joining Papa Roach are London metallers Rise To Remain, New York gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello, Californian alt-rockers Lit, US post-hardcore band Escape The Fate and fresh from their tour with Lower Than Atlantis, UK rockers Blitz Kids.

Buckcherry are welcomed back to Download Festival for a third time while Uriah Heep, regarded as one of the seminal rock acts of the early seventies, will make their Download Festival debut. Multi-million selling Grammy nominated nu metallers P.O.D join the bill, and following the release of their four-song EP earlier this year, titled MetalNewsted, fronted by Metallica’s long-serving former bassist Jason Newsted, are ready to rock in Donington.

It’s a battle of Scandinavia’s finest and Europe are sure to ‘Rock The Night’, joined by Swedish metallers Katatonia and hard rock band Graveyard. From across the way, Finnish Viking metallers Turisas are also confirmed.

Ready to thrash out some serious heavy metal are Japan’s Dir En Grey. Jetting in fresh from the US are bloodthirsty death metallers NekrogoblikonAfter The BurialThe Ghost InsideBlacklist Royals and stoner rockers Red Fang. Aussie rockers Karnivool and Naked Flame are also announced, and bringing a taste of fierce French heavy metal are The Algorithm.   

Closer to home, Brit rockers Skin and Sacred Mother Tongue will take Download by the horns, joined by Brit metalcore groups Bury Tomorrow and Architects. Fresh from touring with Cancer Bats, Brutality Will Prevail and Reading prog-metal group Empress are also both confirmed.

Continuing to rock out for the regions are Cornish folk punk group Crowns, Midlands heavy rockers Emperor Chung, Manchester 5-piece Sonic Boom Six, Scotland’s States of Panic and Bleed From Within, Brighton rockers Verses, UK alt-pop band Hill Valley High and Cardiff’s Astroid Boys. Tipped as one of the hottest breakthrough artists of this year are Exeter’s I Divide, joined by fellow Exeter rockers Rat Attack and Londoners MordecaiModestep and Hang The Bastard.

Last but certainly not least are UK heavyweight groove metal quintet Heart Of A Coward, York’s Glamour of the Kill, Coventry rockers Silent Screams and Birmingham’s Cytota. Rockers The First and Broken also join the bill, and providing some gloriously twisted rock & roll Cambridge style are Uncle Acid and the Dead Beats.

Download Festival boasts some of the best onsite facilities to ensure that weekend ticket holders have the most enjoyable experience. The festival is currently in the process of being awarded with a “Provider” mark from CredAbility in recognition of its disabled access systems and amenities. Download’s Access Team are continuing their work with local Derby based firm, CredAbility, to strive towards the Verified Accessible award which will be awarded to them after the event. For further information visit

Hurts, Billy Talent and more for Volt Festival


The announcement of new names for VOLT Festival was timed for Valentine’s Day, starting –stylishly- with Bullet for my Valentine. Since the appearance of the band we know that heavy metal exists in Wales and this genre is still among the most popular ones. They know everything about heavy metal that they adopt perfectly in their music by mixing styles of their ancestors and adding aggressive and fast beats with melodic chorus.


The biggest name in this current list is probably Hurts. The romantic and melancholic British synthpop duo has been popular from the very start. Their new album, Exile, will be out 11th March, so in Sopron the duo can test the fanbase live with their new songs.

Canadian punk rock band, Billy Talent, is on the stage for 20 years now being continuously successful for playing massive rock with a hint of punk pop. This year they are not only touring the world with their big hits but playing new songs from their album ‘Dead Silence’ released last autumn.

Papa Roach are true icons of nu metal and this time they will show the crowd in Sopron why they belong to rock history. Their gig is probably one of the most awaited events at this year’s VOLT, where the biggest hits of a generation will be heard.

French DJ Martin Solveig is an outstanding representative of his nation all around the world by making easy-going, sensual and witty dance music. And he’s ready to say Hello to the crowd at Sopron this July.

Dub Fx is not coming to prove anything. He has already shown his unique and outstanding production two years ago at a full-house gig, so it was high time for him to re-visit.

Godfather of techno, Sven Väth, not only makes the audience crazy at underground venues and trendy clubs but this year promises a huge party for VOLT Festival as well.

Fritz Kalkbrenner follows the steps of his techno icon brother by performing at VOLT this summer. The audience and the industry not only knows the German DJ for being the brother of Paul, but for breaking downloading records in online stores and for being a well-known name in the party scene.

Drum’n’bass is back and its most popular name is DJ Fresh who came out with his album Nextlevelism two years ago. The British DJ is not new in clubs. He knows everything about this genre, so we will see what he brings to VOLT: a huge drum’n’bass party or a more danceable night with his well-known tracks.

The Australian Parkway Drive is familiar not only among HC fans but also teen skaters for being heavy and aggressive. It has to be seen and heard with the possible chance of the volume blowing your mind.

Music that comes from Iceland in 2013 is cool. Representing this new trend, Gus Gus will play their sophisticated pop hits this year at VOLT. Their melancholic and frozen-romantic style will probably be very refreshing in the July heat, creating a unique atmosphere at the festival.

Besides the big names, many are interested in the exact location of the 21st VOLT Festival, starting in 4 and half months. The main organizers did not reveal any new information but have confirmed that VOLT will be held in Sopron in 2013 for sure.

For now, check the video for the new names: