Reading & Leeds Festival 2017: Muse revealed as first headline act with Bastille and Major Lazer also performing

The English rock band have played some of the biggest stages around the world

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Muse have been announced as the first headliners for Reading & Leeds 2017.

The Grammy-award winning rock band have released seven studio albums to date and played some of the biggest stages around the world.

Muse, who headlined Glastonbury 2016, said: "We’re very excited to be playing Reading and Leeds again. More news about our plans for 2017 coming in the new year."

Festival director Melvin Benn added: "I’m thrilled to be able to announce Muse as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017.

"Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance - we have so much more to announce and I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the line up."

Also confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2017 are Bastille, Glass Animals, Architects and Major Lazer.

Against The Current will play their first ever Reading & Leeds performance following the release of their debut album In Our Bones.

Here are the first acts confirmed to perform:

Against The Current | Andy C | Architects (UK Festival Exclusive) | At The Drive-In | Bastille | Danny Brown | Glass Animals | Major Lazer (UK Festival Exclusive) | Muse | Tory Lanez | While She Sleeps

Reading & Leeds Festival takes place 25-27 August 2017