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Our Picks For 2015’s Festival Headliners

Trying to deal with post-festival-season-blues, we’ve come up with our picks for next year’s headliners.

Reading and Leeds Festival

Florence Welch

Florence + the Machine

This might seem like a strange choice, but Melvin Benn has already cryptically suggested a surprise, saying the first headliner they’ve booked isn’t ‘who you think it might be’. The band headlined Bestival in 2012 and pulled a big crowd during an impressive set playing before Kasabian at Reading the same year. They currently have a new album in the works, so could be in line to follow their fellow 2012 sub-headliners Paramore, who were promoted to the top spot this year.

Source: Official Promo

Kanye West

Alternatively, Benn’s promise for someone who isn’t a ‘Reading regular’ could see the first appearance from Kanye West, who is also currently working on a new album. Reading and Leeds organisers have been putting a lot of effort over the past couple of years into making the festival less rock-focused and trying to appeal to a more electronic crowd as well. With Eminem being a huge announcement for 2013, and this year showcasing a much more rock-oriented set of headliners, maybe 2015 will see another rapper take a headline slot, and there’s only one way up from Eminem.

Source: Promo Shot

Foo Fighters

Like Corey Taylor at Download, Dave Grohl has almost become part of the scenery at Reading. He first appeared with Nirvana in 1991, and last appeared headlining the Sunday night in 2012 with Foo Fighters. The band’s new album Sonic Highways comes out later this year, and with Reading holding a place in Grohl’s heart, it only makes sense for them to make an appearance next year, right?

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