Reading/Leeds festival organiser Melvin Benn has said he hopes to publicly unveil the first headliner for next year’s event before Christmas, and has also revealed plans to add ‘two or three’ new stages to the twin festivals’ 2013 set-up.
Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, Benn confirmed the main portion of next year’s line-up will not be officially rubber-stamped until March, but added that at least one of the headliners is likely to be known before tickets go on sale before Christmas.
“Reading and Leeds are going to be going out on sale before Christmas, but we’ll have the full set on sale in March next year where we announce most of the bill,” he said. “I’m looking at probably announcing certainly one of the headliners before Christmas.”
Benn also spoke of his belief that an ‘additional two or three stages’ will offer festival-goers ‘a lot more diversity of music’, and added:
“We’re changing the arena at Reading and Leeds quite significantly. I’ve got quite a strong buzz and feeling in myself in the changes that I’m making there. I’m still formulating the ideas. There will quite a bit more dance music, quite a bit more other bits and pieces.”Just Published: