It never gets any smaller does it? The twin behemoths of the Reading and Leeds festivals lay waste to the otherwise tranquil fields of Berkshire and West Yorkshire this August Bank Holiday weekend, with the usual stellar mix of gigantic acts and hot buzz-bands.

Headliners this year are in the form of American pop-punk kings Blink 182, and the UK's own terrifyingly successful Arctic Monkeys. Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Saturday will be treated to co-headliners in the form of filthy rock merchants Queens of the Stone Age and the kings (and queen) of emo Paramore. Below them on the main stage across the three days is a powerful line-up including Vampire Weekend, You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Jake Bugg, A Day To Remember and The Hives. The Hives!

But the main stage is only half the story at Reading and Leeds - as ever, the smaller stages will be stuffed with fresh new bands, cult performers and returning heroes. Digging around the rest of the line-up you will come across the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, SBTRKT, Warpaint, Chvrches, Metronomy, Of Mice & Men, Klaxons, Eagulls and the duo on everyone's lips, Royal Blood.

Throw the regular comedy stage into the mix, dance acts into the wee hours and more new and exciting bands than you can throw a bottle of piss at, and this year's Reading and Leeds extravaganza is going to be memorable, no matter how much cider you mainline over the course of a body-destroying weekend.

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The festival takes place 22-24th August 2014. For more information, head here. You can listen to our special Reading/Leeds playlist by heading here.