Reading & Leeds Festivals return on Friday 23rd August to Sunday 25th August 2013 at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds. The acts confirmed for next year include Deftones, Sub Focus, grime collective Boy Better Know and headlining the NME/Radio 1 tent will be this year’s Mercury Prize winners, Alt-J.

The biggest dual-site festivals in Britain are set to be bigger and better than ever, with additional stages, an updated new look, and of course the all-important line-up. The festivals will remain the best choice for music lovers and in 2013 will boast more genres of music than ever before.

Regulars on the Reading and Leeds line-up, Deftones will be able to exhibit their new studio album Yo Noi Kan on the mainstage, while Subfocus will headline the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage and Grime trio Boy Better Know – made up of Wiley, JME and Skepta – will christen the new Radio 1Xtra stage with their first headline festival set.

Melvin Benn explains the importance of this new stage: “The addition of this stage is as exciting as anything we’ve ever done at Reading & Leeds. It is something that’s been developing in my head for some time and, after discussion, it has now become a reality as the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage. This stage will absolutely hit you straight between the eyes with the best of UK hip-hop and grime, with some US acts in the line-up too. I’m delighted to be working with BBC Radio 1Xtra on it and also with promoter We-Represent”.

Reading Festival takes place across the Bank Holiday weekend in August. Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am. The tickets will be on sale for a limited time only at the 2012 weekend ticket price of £197.50 plus booking fee and postage.

Organisers have launched a £50 deposit scheme to accommodate fans, meaning they will be able to guarantee their places at the festival without paying the full amount until March 31, 2013.

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