Chart-topping English rock trio Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion) will play Leeds main stage on the opening night of the festival, Friday, August 25. Full details www.readingandleedsfestival.com.
VIDEO: Watch the music video for new single Dig Down, which has already had almost 1.5 million views on YouTube - CLICK HERE.
BUY TICKETS: Acts play the two festivals the same weekend - Bramham Park, Leeds and Richfield Avenue, Reading. For full details and tickets below and visit www.readingandleedsfestival.com Directed by Lance Drake the Muse video features model/activist Lauren Wasser - who lost a leg to toxic shock syndrome in real life - batting assailants in hand-to-hand fight out of a building under attack.
The rock-gospel chorus is a call to action – Dig down! – which is the song's message.
Frontman Bellamy told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio. "We wanted this sort of story of catching a person going through some kind of real major struggle on screen but also like finding a person who's actually been through a real struggle in real life to play that part.
"And so somehow we've got all these parts to come together and we found this amazing, amazing lady."
Rap legend Eminem, Kasabian and Oasis legend Liam Gallagher will play Leeds and Reading 2017 over the Bank Holiday weekend of August 25 to 27.
Gallagher will also plays Leeds on the Friday night, August 25 and Reading on Sunday, August 27.
BUY TICKETS: Acts play the two festivals the same weekend - Bramham Park, Leeds and Richfield Avenue, Reading. For full details and tickets below and visit www.readingandleedsfestival.com Leeds and Reading Festivals acts also include alt-rock sensations PVRIS, Long Beach trailblazer and Def Jam star Vince Staples, drum and bass titan Goldie, Bugzy Malone, Japandroids, Mura Masa, One Ok Rock, Sub Focus, Declan McKenna, Black Honey, Kurupt FM UK rockers Judas heading back to the Main Stage after their sensational last-minute slot at Leeds last year.
UK rockers Judas John Clancy, Todd Blackmore, Sam Horvath and James Phillips are also heading back to the Main Stage after their sensational last-minute slot at Leeds last year.
Leeds and Reading 2017 will also see the return of chart-toppers Blossoms and Yorkshire's latest Radio 1 sensations, Sheffield indie band The Sherlocks.
Others previously announced include Sheffield's While She Sleeps, Major Lazer, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Fatboy Slim, Wiley, At The Drive In, Architects, Korn, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Against The Current and Danny Brown.
Artists from across the musical spectrum will include Migos, Giggs, Haim, You And Me At Six, Halsey, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Billy Talent, Mallory Knox, Sundara Karma, The Hunna, Cabbage, Lethal Bizzle, Flatbush Zombies, Dave and many more. Judas on stage at Leeds Festival.
Tickets for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017 are on sale now. Weekend tickets are £205, plus booking fee, with an instalment plan available, from an initial payment of £50, also plus booking fee. Early entry permits are £20; camper van permits , £75; seat of luxury, £35; lockers, £20; Reading car park, £10.
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* Big Green Coach is the largest festival coach travel provider in the UK and is the official and exclusive coach travel partner to Reading and Leeds. Operating return coach travel from 80 locations around the UK directly to the festival, Big Green Coach is making getting to Reading and Leeds easy. Choose coach only or packaged with festival ticket. For Leeds visit www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/leeds-festival-tickets-coach-travel and for Reading visit www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/reading-festival-tickets-coach-travel The Access Card for disabled customers is a scheme developed by disabled people for disabled people and is widely accepted at events and venues across the UK. It offers a new and dynamic method of communicating disabled people's needs and speeds up the ticket purchasing process. Ticketmaster can now process disabled customers’ bookings using The Access Card via their dedicated Customer Services helpline. For more information please visit www.accesscard.org.uk Other Leeds and Reading Festival 2017 partners include Carlsberg, Tuborg; Somersby; Relentless Energy Drink; Smirnoff and Pepsi Max
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