Arctic Monkeys will join Blink-182 as headliners of this year’s Leeds Festival.
Nominated for Best British Band at the upcoming BRIT Awards and Best Live Band at the NME Awards, Arctic Monkeys first performed on one of the smaller stages in 2005, prior to the release of their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.
The Sheffield band’s album AM, released last year, includes the singles Do I Wanna Know?, Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High and R U Mine?
The band’s Matt Helders said: “We’ve got a lot of history with the festival. It’s the first festival I ever went to – we all went together as kids. We were 15 or 16 and it was a big deal going to a festival like that on your own.”
Also announced last night (Monday) are Courteeners, The 1975, You Me At Six, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Netsky, Annie Mac, Royal Blood, Hozier, Architects, Issues, Pusha T and Krept & Ronan.
Previously announced for the festival, which takes place at Bramham Park from August 22 to 24, are Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Wilkinson and I Am Legion.
Tickets for the festival are already available. Visit www.leedsfestival.com for details.