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Melvin Benn: Metallica the 'ultimate rock band'

The man behind Leeds Festival says he has booked the "ultimate rock band" with this year's headliners Metallica.

The metal giants close the weekend following headline performances from The Libertines on Friday and Mumford and Sons on Saturday.

Melvin Benn said Metallica were consistent performers still at the top of their game:

More than 60 new acts announced for Leeds Festival

More than 60 new acts have been added to to the line-up of this year's Leeds Festival, the organisers have announced.

alt-J performing in London in 2013 Credit: Press Association

The event, on August Bank Holiday Weekend, is being headlined by Mumford & Sons, Metallica and The Libertines. Indie rock band alt-J will also be performing on the main stage this year.

We're really over the moon to be returning to Leeds. It'll be our third time playing, and we always have the best time.

– Gus Unger-Hamilton (alt-J)

Palma Violets will be joining alt-J on the main stage on Saturday at Leeds, treating revelers to cuts from their upcoming album ‘Danger In The Club’.

Fusing dub step and rock to create a sound that is entirely their own, London’s Modestep step up to the plate on Sunday at Leeds, joined on the bill by raucous LA skate punks FIDLAR and Japanese metal idol stars Babymetal, who will be opening the stage.

Friday at Leeds will see the return of The Gaslight Anthem, after performances from Against Me! and Feed The Rhino.

Leeds band Hawk Eyes have also been named as one of the 60 new acts to take to the stage this year

The Leeds Festival will take place on the Bank Holiday Weekend of 28th to 30th August.

Cult Canadian band to play Leeds Festival

Alexisonfire have announced they will come together for a series of summer festivals including this year's Leeds Festival.

The classic lineup of George Pettit, Chris Steele, Wade MacNeil, Dallas Green and Jordan ‘Ratbeard’ Hastings will come back to British soil for the first time since they briefly reunited for a worldwide 10th anniversary tour in 2012.

One of the biggest bands to come out of Canada’s underground music scene, Alexisonfire released four successful albums internationally, and amassed a legion of fans all over the world.

Alexisonfire will play the Main Stage on Sunday at Leeds, joining headliners Metallica alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood, Pierce The Veil and Marmozets.

Mumford & Sons and The Libertines will also headline the Festivals this August Bank Holiday.

The Libertines to headline Leeds Fest

The Libertines have been announced as the third and final headliners of Leeds Festival.

The Libertines have been announced as the third and final headliners of Leeds Festival Credit: Press Association

The band join Metallica and Mumford and Sons as the main headliners.

The full line-up can be scene below:

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Final Leeds Festival details to be announced

The latest acts and final details for this summer's Leeds Festival are set to be announced today.

The August bank holiday event at Bramham Park will be co-headlined on Saturday by Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age, while Blink 182 and Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys top the bill on Friday and Sunday respectively.

Watch: Man behind Leeds Festival discusses first ever double headliner

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