The 2008 Reading and Leeds Festival line up has been announced.

First up this morning was the news that The Killers would be one of the three headliners, with more now known.

Metallica and Rage Against the Machine will also headline, with Queens of the Stone Age, Fratellis, Biffy Clyro, Bloc Party, Feeder, The Enemy, Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Taking Back Sunday, Pendulum, Manic Street Preachers, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Cribs, Subways, Anti-Flag, Babyshambles, MGMT, We Are Scientists and The Wombats will all play across the weekend.

The day splits are:

Reading: Friday August 22, Leeds: Saturday August 23

Main Stage
Rage Against The Machine
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Fratellis
The Enemy
Biffy Clyro
Serj Tankian
Dizzee Rascal
Taking Back Sunday
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Radio 1/NME Stage
The Wombats
Vampire Weekend

Reading: Saturday August 23, Leeds: Sunday August 24

Main Stage
The Killers
Bloc Party
The Raconteurs
We Are Scientists
Dirty Pretty Things
The Subways

Radio 1/NME Stage
Manic Street Preachers
Bullet For My Valentine

Reading: Sunday August 24, Leeds: Friday August 23

Main Stage
Tenacious D
Avenged Sevenfold
Dropkick Murphys

Radio 1/NME Stage
The Cribs
Conor Oberst

Tickets went on sale at 6.45 PM on Monday March 31.

A weekend ticket with camping will cost £155, day
tickets are £65. Children under 13 are allowed in free but must have a ticket holding adult with them. Disabled fans must call 020 8961 5490 to request the Festival Republic booklet which details facilities available across all their festivals, as well as the two-for-one ticket scheme.

The biggest change for 2008 is the name of the event. No longer is it the Carling Weekend, as the sponsorship deal ran out after 2007 and Festival Republic decided to go back to the names of Reading and Leeds.

The BBC Introducing Stage is becoming a regular fixture at the major festivals, and Reading and Leeds will get one of these too. This is the stage to see the best new and emerging acts from the UK and further afield.

It goes without saying that many more acts are to be announced. Keep your eyes on RoomThirteen over the coming weeks and months as the line up grows.