Arctic Monkeys to headline Reading and Leeds festivals

Arctic Monkeys have been named as the headline act for Reading and Leeds festivals this summer.

The band have received widespread critical acclaim for their fifth album AM and are now set to perform on the main stage during the twin events over the bank holiday weekend in August.

Blink 182, The 1975, Courteeners, You Me At Six and Warpaint are among the other acts set to play at the events which are due to be staged from August 22 to 24.

Fans have been advised to put down a deposit to be in with a chance of tickets, which cost £202.50 for the whole weekend plus booking fees.