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26 to 28 August, Richfield Avenue, Reading & Bramham Park, Leeds
Bands to watch: The Strokes, My Chemical Romance, Muse, Deftones, Glassjaw
With last year’s Guns N’ Roses fiasco – in particular, the sound of an enraged Axl squawking through a megaphone – still ringing in the ears of the Reading and Leeds festivals’ organisers, it’s not surprising they’ve opted for acts that will deliver in 2011.
My Chemical Romance have been playing shows like this before breakfast for the last six months, so expect a finely honed performance to remember from them. On top of that, Deftones were in truly fine form at Download last year, there’s a rare UK show by Glassjaw and a Muse headline set, which means fireworks, big riffs and epic stage props.
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