By Graham Chalmers
Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced undisputed global superstars Metallica as the first headliners for 2015 in a UK Festival Exclusive performance.
James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo will take to the Main Stage next August Bank Holiday Weekend to provide a defining moment of the 2015 festival season.
Lars Ulrich from Metallica said: “We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”
Festival boss Melvin Benn said: “I’m excited to be able to announce Metallica as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2015. Their amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK’s most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres.”
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Also appearing will be Californian post-hardcore favourites Refused and indie favourites Manchester Orchestra.
The second batch of tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.
Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online.
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