February 5, 2013

Blur not playing Reading Leeds Festival 2013 - Lineups and news

Blur are not confirmed to be amongst the 6 new acts to headline the READING FESTIVAL and LEEDS FESTIVAL 2013. The band is no stranger to the pair of festivals - Blur took the stage in 2003, 1999, 1993 and 1991 as part of their old album tours in the UK.

However, it looks like Blur aren't going to be taking the stage at this year's Reading / Leeds Festival.

The 6 new acts to join in the festival was broadcasted to the public on February 5th 2013, live on the BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe show at 7:35pm. 

These headliner acts are: Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Jake Bugg,  Foals and the reformed Fall Out Boy.

Looks like Blur's not playing this year's Reading or Leeds Festival

Other confirmed headliners and acts included Eminem, Deftones, Sub Focus and Alt-J, the latter few having been announced earlier last month in the same radio show. 

Blur has been the subject of rumours and speculation about who is going to take the main stage at this year's Reading Festival 2013. The band was amongst the top favourites as to who would headline the mains stage this year, along with Black Sabbath and The Stone Roses. Blur were also strong contenders for another massive music festival in the UK - the Leeds Festival 2013. 

The two "twin" festivals will take place on the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013. Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire. 

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Tickets for Reading go on sale on Friday 30th November. To buy tickets (priced: GBP 197.50 for the weekend) for Reading Festival from Seetickets - click here.

Tickets for Leeds Festival 2013 goes on sale at 9am on Friday 30th November 2012. It costs  £197.50 for a weekend ticket and is available for a limited time until Monday 31st December 2012. Additional costs for a car park pass £5, with campervan passes costing £60, and lockers for £15.

Day tickets will be sold in the new year. Tickets can also be secured with a £50 deposit with the full balance paid by Sunday 31st March 2013.

There's still hope, however, for the Britpop legends this year.

There is still ONE headlining act to be confirmed for this year's Reading and Leeds festival. Could it be Blur ? The festivals are perhaps the best chance for Blur to play a UK date, with their European and World tour in full swing starting in March 2013. There has been a lack of dates in the UK - could there be a big surprise in store for Blur fans ?

Should Blur have played this year in R/L Festival ?

To buy tickets from the extended pre-sale on the official website - click here.

Visit Reading Festival's full website to check out the full 2013 lineup and much more here.

Click here for Leeds Festival's official website and ticketing links.

Blur Tour 2013 - Full dates and rundown  HERE
Blur confirmed for Mexico HERE
Blur Europe Tour News  HERE
Order the new Blur: Parklife (Live at Hyde Park CD / DVD) HERE


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