The Cure will be returning to headline at Reading and Leeds, 33 years after they last played the festival.
Alongside the usual teenage crowds at Reading and Leeds, parents will also be lining up to see The Cure's Robert Smith perform once again.
Within minutes of the line-up announcement, The Cure were within the top trends on Twitter.
Melvin Benn, managing director of organisers Festival Republic said that he couldn't "believe" The Cure were going to play at the festival. He said:
Joining the veteran rockers are the Foo Fighters and Kasabian.
While the Foo Fighters are no strangers to the festival, having headlined at the festival in 2002 and 2005, it will be their only UK festivals of 2012.
Mr Benn said that Foo Fighters are "a band that runs through my veins".
Kasabian will be headlining for the first time at the festival, following the release of their fourth album Velociraptor last year. The band have received mixed receptions from Twitter followers.
Speaking to a crowd made up of musicians from the Leeds music scene, journalists and music industry workers, Mr Benn announced plans to give away a beer and a burger to each festival-goer every day of the festivals. He said:
Festival-goers may hold Mr Benn to his word.
Tickets are on sale for the festivals, taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.