IRON MAIDEN To Co-Headline England's READING/LEEDS Festivals

NME.com is reporting that IRON MAIDEN are amongst the big names who are set to headline this year's Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals in the U.K. Other headliners are FOO FIGHTERS and PIXIES.

This year's Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals will see a headline appearance from Dave Grohl's band, who are putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming double album.

Although festival bosses are unwilling to confirm any names until their announcement next month, an NME.com investigation has uncovered that PIXIES and IRON MAIDEN are the other headliners.

A festival source told NME.com: "They’ve bagged PIXIES' only U.K. shows next year, and there's a chance they could be their last ever in Britain. It's an open secret that FOO FIGHTERS are playing as well."

In what may surprise some, metal veterans IRON MAIDEN will return to the festival for the first time in over 20 years as part of their massive European tour. IRON MAIDEN have played Reading before too — in 1980 and 1982, but they still remain a huge live draw.

Reading and Leeds tickets are likely to go on sale in March, with an official announcement to come on the final line-up around the same time.

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