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Paramore 'Will Headline' Future Reading And Leeds Festivals

3 August 2012
wenn.com
wenn.com

Paramore, the massive international pop-punk band fronted by Hayley Williams, have been hailed as 'future headliners' for the Reading And Leeds Festivals.

Melvin Benn, chief executive of organiser of Festival Republic, has reckons that the band could easily top the bill in future years, along with other sub-headliners The Black Keys and Florence And The Machine.

Speaking about all three acts, Benn told BBC Radio 1: "Paramore, Florence, The Black Keys – you are seeing future headliners.

“No question in my view. The act that plays before the headliner will get a similar expectation from the audience."

He also said that he knew Paramore had turned down the chance to headline other UK festivals this summer as they wanted to play their slot at Reading and Leeds under headliners The Cure. Benn also said he knew that the American band would soon be headlining the festival them themselves.

When he was asked why Paramore had turned down offers to headline other festivals, Benn said: "They didn't want to do it. They wanted to play that position with The Cure at Reading and Leeds.”

He quickly added: “They will know when the time's right, and the time will be right soon, I'm sure."

Michael Benn has previously named both The Vaccines and Bombay Bicycle Club as bands he believes could top the bill at the massive festival, and has now said that all three of his sub-headliners from this year could also make that final step up.

This summer's Reading And Leeds Festivals will see The Cure, Foo Fighters and Kasabian will headlining the weekend, with The Vaccines, Enter Shikari, At The Drive-In, Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six and All Time Low playing high profile slots.The full line-up has still not been released.

Meanwhile Paramore and others have expressed their sadness over a friend who worked at US label, Fearless Records, tragically dying.

Watch: Paramore - 'Emergency'

Gallery: Paramore LIVE

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