The Carling Weekend is fast approaching, and next weekend Room Thirteen is returning to Leeds to bring you even more of the festival coverage you've come to expect. To read the reviews from 2005
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If you haven't been able to get a ticket for either Reading or Leeds this year, you will still be able to catch some of the action from the comfort of your living room.

The event will be shown live on BBC Three from 7pm each evening throughout the event, with the main bands and highlights from Reading being shown on BBC2 each night. Radio 1 will as ever be on site for the duration of the festival.

In Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Maximo Park, Primal Scream and Raconteurs, the Carling Weekend 2006 has headliners on its two main stages to rival any from previous years.

Friday at Leeds (Sunday at Reading) is the traditionally heavy rock day on the Main Stage, with Slayer leading the way from a surprisingly lowly position. Masterdon open the weekend at Leeds with Taking Back Sunday and My Chemical Romance also appearing. The British metal scene is represented by Bullet for my Valentine.

Franz Ferdinand head a rather varied mix on day two at Leeds (Day one at Reading). Kaiser Chiefs and Belle and Sebastian fly the flag for British Indie, with emo kids being satisfied, or given a shoulder to cry on by Dashboard Confessional, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco: group hugs all round!

The Third day at Leeds (the prestigious Saturday night headline spot at Reading) sees Muse bring their spectacular new album to the festival circuit. You'd have to be a real Raconteurs die-hard to want to miss out on what promises to be one of the highpoints of the weekend. With a rare UK festival appearance from Pearl Jam rounding off Reading (headlining Friday at Leeds), looking set to also provide many a memorable moment, Franz Ferdinand will have to work bloody hard to grab the attention here.

Lower down on Sunday at Leeds (Saturday at Reading), Wolf Mother may well divide some with their classic rock inspired set but you could do worse than to check it out for yourself. Feeder are a must see with a
Best of album recently out, only stupid people don't enjoy Feeder gigs! Meanwhile the band who will hog a lot of the media attention for themselves, whether they want to or not, is obviously going to be the Arctic Monkeys. One year on from the festival performances that confirmed they were a band who were destined for the big time, this surely won't be anything other than a great celebration of a truly stunning year for the Sheffield act. Lets just hope the massive expectation doesn't lead to anticlimax.
Carling Weekend 2005 review.

If the Arctics aren't your bag, and Wolf Mother's retro rock is, Coheed and Cambria are playing one down from the Raconteurs on the festival's second stage. Jack White and co round off the Leeds weekend on the Radio 1 Stage, but a firing on all cylinders Primal Scream and Maximo Park armed with new material look to be the must see headliners in that tent.

Two of Australia's finer musical exports are returning to the UK to play this stage. No not Rolf Harris and Men At Work, sadly neither could make it, but Jet and the Vines. The former have a second album ready to go, about time too as it seems like 'Get Born' was released in a year with a 19 at the start of it. Meanwhile it's a metrical The Vines are even still a band, let alone traveling half way round the world for your entertainment. Craig Nichols troubles are well documented
Click here If you've still managed to miss it all. Their new album is a cracker and they're said to be a band back on form live.

With 'Monster' being one of the anthems of the summer, it's likely you won't be able to walk far before you meet a crowd shouting about what might be coming over the hill. However there's so much more to their
Debut album. Check it out live for yourself on Sunday at Leeds/Saturday at Reading.

Others to keep an eye out for include The Kooks, who could so easily have headlined the Radio 1 Stage with a debut album as big as there's, Clap Your Hand Say Yeah, tipped by many at the start of the year and described as "The coolest band in the world" by our writer at Oxegen in July, and Indie legends The Fall, who have arguably the biggest back catalogue of any across all stages this weekend.

The Lock Up stage is now two days, with the Dance Stage completing the weekend. Key acts here include Sick of it All, Reel Big Fish, Thursday, Rise Against, Hundred Reasons, Anti-Flag and Bleeding Through.

Sure there's massive names wherever you turn, but The Carling Weekend is also about catching emerging acts before they hit the big time, how many are claiming they were there last year for the Arctic Monkeys? The Carling Stage is a wash with exciting new acts across the three days. The Klaxons are the band reportedly spearheading the rave revival. Humanzi are making a real name for themselves in Ireland and were invited to support the Foo Fighters at the Point in Dublin before Xmas. Bedouin Soundclash opened the Dance Stage last year, but will be more at home headlining the Carling Tent in 2006. Howling Bells have been impressing throughout the summer, and were one of our highlights from
Camden Crawl in April. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is one teenager with a laptop and guitar writing politically motivated lyrics performed over emo folk, and then there's Fratellis. The Scottish act should really be on a bigger stage, and expect the Carling tent to be rammed for that one. Others to watch out for include Larrikin Love, Little Man Tate, Mum-rah and The Like...the list goes on!

Read on for links for many of the acts playing over the three days. If you're heading to Leeds there's details of the Topman Unsigned Stage, plus info on the after hours fun to be had at both sites. Happy reading and check Room Thirteen from Monday 28th for reviews from Leeds.

Leeds Fri (25), Reading Sun (27)
Main stage
Pearl Jam 'Pearl Jam'
Placebo, April 2006
My Chemical Romance, Autumn 2004
Slayer, Download 2005
Bullet for my Valentine, Leeds 2005
Less than Jake, 2004 Tour
Taking Back Sunday 'Louder Now'
Killswitch Engage, Taste of Chaos 2005
Story of the Year, Taste of Chaos 2005
Mastodon, Download 2005

Radio 1 Stage
Maximo Park, NME Awards Tour 2006
Rakes 'All Too Human'
Kooks 'Inside In, Inside Out'
Boy Kill Boy 'Civilian'
Broken Social Scene 'Broken Social Scene'
Goldie Lookin Chain, V 2005
Hope of the States 'Left'
Dresden Dolls, May 2006
Tapes 'n' Tapes 'The Loon'
Marshals 'Make Her Cry'

The line-up for this stage is completed by iForward Russia! And Metric.

Carling Stage
Animal Collective
Hot Chip
Larrikin Love
Klaxons Lethal Bizzle, Statik
The research
Good Shoes Semifinalists
You Say Party, We Say Die!
Humanzi Switches, The On Offs and Kharma 45.

The Dance Stage features a headline set from Nite Versions, plus Vitalic, Goose, 2 Many DJs, Erol Alkan, Coldcut, Lady Sovereign, Sway, Spank Rock and Shitdisco.

Leeds Sat (26), Reading Fri (25)
Main stage
Franz Ferdinand, T in the Park 2006
Kaiser Chiefs, April 2006
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Show Your Bones'
Belle & Sebastian, Summercase Forum 2006
Fall Out Boy 'From Under The Cork Tree'
Subways, Noise and Confusion 2005
Panic! At the Disco, January 2006
Dashboard Confessional 'Dusk and Summer'
Fightstar, March 2006
Towers of London, Download 2005

Radio 1 Stage
Primal Scream, Summercase Forum 2006
Mistery Jets 'Making Dens'
Peaches 'ImPeach My Bush'
Gogol Bordello, Wireless Festival 2006
Guillemots 'Through The Window Pane'
Fields '4 From the Village'
Duels 'Animal'

Dizzee Rascal plays the support role to Primal Scream, with Secret Machines and Long Blondes also making up the line-up.

Lock Up Stage
Sick of it All, Download 2006
Thursday, June 2006
Body Count 'Murder for Hire'
Hundred Reasons, Download 2006
Bouncing Souls, Live DVD
Rise Against, Taste of Chaos 2005 Boysetsfire
Bleeding Through, Download 2006 Lightyear
Municipal Waste 'Hazardous Material'
Send More Paramedics, Download 20055

Carling Stage
Bedouin Soundclash
Twilight Singers feat: Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan
Eagles of Death Metal Howling Bells, Bronheads Jacket, Sunshine Underground
Little Man Tate
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Field Music
Scissors For Lefty Pigeon Detectives, Zox and Mumm-Rah.

Leeds Sun (27), Reading Sat (26)
Main stage
Muse 'Black Holes and Revelations'
Arctic Monkeys, T in the Park 2006
Streets 'The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living'
Feeder, Download 2005
Dirty Pretty Things, Summercase Forum 2006
Futureheads, Leeds 2005
Cribs, T in the Park 2006
Wolfmother, T in the Park 2006
Flogging Molly, November 2005
Aiden, Download 2006

Radio 1 Stage
Raconteurs, Wireless Festival 2006
Coheed & Cambria, Download 2006
Jet,Isle of Wight 2004
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Oxegen 2006
Automatic, Electric Gardens 2006
Be Your Own Pet, Electric Picnic 2005
Giant Drag, T in the Park 2006

The line-up is completed by The Fall, Milburn, Plan B and 747's.

Lock Up Stage
Reel Big Fish, Leeds 2004
Anti-flag, Leeds 2005
Millencolin, March 2005
Alexisonfire, Download 2006
Hawthorne Heights 'If Only You Were Lonely' Against Me!
Capdown, Leeds 2005
The Bled, Download 2005
Paramore 'All We Know is Falling'
Adequate Seven 'Here On Earth' Captain Everything!

Carling Stage
Nouvelle Vague
TV on the Radio
The Organ
The Like
Spinto Band
Good Books, Tilly and the Walls, Rumble Strips, Serena Maneesh, Maccabees and
Morning After Girls.

The Topman Unsigned Stage returns to Leeds for it's second year, and features headline acts Stoney (from Sheffield), Polytechnic
(from Manchester) and local act Vib gyor.

Once the music is over the party is set to continue long into the night, Thursday to Sunday at Leeds, and Friday and Saturday at Reading.

Planned for both sites will be comedy, cabaret, DJ's, cinema screenings and more...

Fancy Chance and the Burly Q Cabaret will be performing on the Cabaret and Comedy Stage, as will Tilly and the Wall, playing after Muse have finished their headline slot over on the Main Stage. Leeds will be treated to the world premiere of Dirty Sanchez's new show.

The Radio 1/NME Stage will be transformed into a regular fixture for festivals these days, the Silent Disco, that runs until 3. DJs include boys from the club Brighton Beach at Leeds, whilst Reading will see Radio One's Steve Lamacq and Bethan Elfyn joined by the ladies of My Ex-Boyfriend's Records.

Also at both sites, The Dance Stage or Lock-Up Stage (depending on the day) will become a cinema when the music ends, with screenings lasting until 4am at Reading and 3am at Leeds.

At Leeds, there will be a skate ramp until the early hours with skaters and BMX riders pulling outrageous tricks. Finally, the Aftershock's Arena and Duracell's Power Bar in the village will also be keeping the party going long into the night.

If you're heading to Leeds, take advantage of the shuttle bus service from Leeds Train Station. Read more about the charity donations this provided in 2005

Finally our team of writers will be there throughout the weekend, check back here from Monday 28th for reviews from Leeds.