Festival Frolics: Blink And You Missed It, Reading & Leeds.

The testosterone-fueled adolescent hedonism of Reading & Leeds Festivals return to Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park respectively over the August Bank Holiday weekend, lugging over enough gargantuan American heavyweights to sink a fleet of battleships. Rumours ran amok earlier today, surrounding the contentious reunion of Pete & Carl's Libertines, Rivers Cuomo's Weezer returning to the main stage for the first time in almost a decade and Blink-182 bounding inanely onto the headlining spotlights of Sunday night. Emphasis this year seems firmly rooted in the retrospective, with a host of fists poking up through disheveled graveyard soil, proclaiming their presence at Britain's prime crazed carnival for burning bins and dusty circle pits with the likes of Win Butler's Arcade Fire signing up for English festival exclusive appearances and Guns'n'Roses' debut Reading Festival slot. Provided Axl Rose & co. iron out their differences prior to showtime... Elsewhere, Klaxons return to headline the NME/ Radio 1 tent, harking back to their triumphant crowning as crossover kings a handful of years back, Francophonic suaveness comes courtesy of Phoenix and Biffy Clyro and Josh Homme's Queens Of The Stone Age are recalled to their spiritual abode amongst the swirling dust bowls whipped up on a fair-weathered year and the groggy sludge of less fortuitous editions.

The line up thus far is as follows:

Guns N' Roses * Arcade Fire * Blink 182 * The Libertines * Queens Of The Stone Age * Biffy Clyro * Lostprophets * NOFX * Gogol Bordello * Billy Talent * Dizzee Rascal * The Cribs * Modest Mouse * The Gaslight Anthem * Paramore * Weezer * Cypress Hill * Limp Bizkit * You Me At Six * All Time Low * LCD Soundsystem * Phoenix * Mumford & Sons * Delphic * Yeasayer * The Big Pink * Two Door Cinema Club * Pendulum * Enter Shikari * Crystal Castles * Frank Turner * Klaxons * We Are Scientists * Foals * Band Of Horses * Kele (Bloc Party) * The Drums.

Weekend tickets for both legs got snapped up in a mere matter of hours, with nigh on every ticket site drifting into lock-down. For any remaining ticket variations, full speed ahead to here as a matter of urgency. For further announcements etc, the festival's official site can be located here with the mere click of a button.