After what can only been seen as an eventful year, and lacking in positive events, Green Day have announced on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show that they are the final headlining act at this years award winning festival, Reading and Leeds (23 – 25 August).
Bassist Mike Dirt spoke with Annie Mac, stepping in for Lowe, after the news broke that the trio would be headlining the main stage on Friday in Reading and Saturday in Leeds.
Green Day released a trilogy of albums last year dubbed ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! which were welcomed with less than overwhelming reviews from critics.
The pressure of releasing three albums in the space of three months led to lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong having a public meltdown at the iHeart Radio festival where he began screaming: “I’m not f*cking Justin Bieber.”
Armstrong was then checked into rehab.
Headlining the iconic Reading and Leeds stages may be just what the band needs to show fans that they still have the power to perform a spectacular show without going crazy in the process.
Other artists performing will include Jake Bugg, Nine Inch Nails, Fall Out Boy and A$AP Rocky.
More to be announced in the coming weeks,
Green Day will be in the UK in June where they will play Emirates Stadium, London before continuing the leg of their European tour.